How to Install or Upgrade to qBittorrent 3.2.4 in Ubuntu 15.10

October 12, 2015 — 2 Comments

qBitTorrent in Ubuntu

A new release of qBittorrent, a free BitTorrent client in Qt, was released yesterday with a new feature, various bug-fixes and other improvements.

qBittorrent 3.2.4 is the last release in the 3.2.x series. It adds a feature that auto-select the file of single file torrents when opening destination folder, and finally fixes an obscure “hit-and-run” bug with trackers.

  • Fix broken .desktop file icon for some locales
  • Fix Qt5 nox build on non-windows
  • Allow adding torrent link from Torcache
  • Fix crash with invalid favicon.
  • Move option “Ignore transfer limits on local network” to Speed page
  • Move option “Confirm torrent deletion” to Behavior page
  • Fix potential crash when memory allocation failed.
  • RSS and other fixes, see more details.


Install / Upgrade qBittorrent in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into its official PPA repository, available for Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and derivatives, e.g., Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS Freya.

1. Add PPA.

Open terminal from the Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable

Add qBitTorrent PPA

2. For those who have a previous version installed, launch Software Updater (or Updater Manager for Mint, need refresh). You’ll see qBittorrent in the update list


Or run below commands one by one in terminal to update repository cache and install/upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install qbittorrent

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2 responses to How to Install or Upgrade to qBittorrent 3.2.4 in Ubuntu 15.10

  1. Yeah, the fix icon .desktop for locale is for me :)
    French inside, no icon outside…
    Let’s update with PPA :)

  2. Hoover Campoverde October 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you Ji m for your help. It works correctly using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS amd64.

    qbittorrent is better than transmission. Canonical must include in the next versions of Ubuntu this software definetly.

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