Ubuntu 12.10 – Transmission fails to connect to HTTPS trackers10 Jan 2013
Transmission, the BitTorrent client installed by default in Ubuntu seems to have an issue with connecting to trackers using HTTPS at the moment.
After Transmission failed to connect to a tracker using HTTPS, I went searching and found this bug report.
The steps there are pretty simple and worked well for me:
- Close Transmission
- Download the .deb for updated libgnutls26 from here (bottom of page – choose your architecture then mirror)
dpkg -i (package name).deb
- Restart Transmission
UPDATE: It looks like this is now fixed, so running
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
should get it working again for you.