qBittorrent 4.1.7 Released! How to Install in Ubuntu 18.04

August 5, 2019 — Leave a comment


qBittorrent Bittorrent client 4.1.7 was released yesterday. Here’s how to install in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and derivatives.

qBittorrent 4.1.7 features:

  • Add 12 hour and 24 hour speed graphs
  • Change “Add new torrent” dialog to horizontal layout
  • Avoid race conditions when adding torrent
  • Fix torrent checking issues
  • Fix torrent properties not saved for paused torrents
  • Some improvements on qtsingleapplication code
  • Remove limits of “Disk cache expiry interval” setting
  • Remove upper limit of “Disk cache” setting
  • Don’t turn window blank when closed to system tray
  • Fix WebUI encoding of special characters
  • Change the speed unit of WebUI from Bytes/s to KiB/s for the rate limiter
  • Ignore RSS articles with non-unique identifiers
  • And various other bug-fixes. See news page for details.

How to Install qBittorrent 4.1.7 in Ubuntu:

The official qBittorrent PPA contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 19.04.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run:

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

Type user password (no asterisk feedback while typing due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. To upgrade from a previous release, launch Software Updater and you’ll see qBittorrent available for upgrade after checking for updates.

upgrade qBittorrent

Or run commands below to install /upgrade it from terminal:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install qbittorrent


To remove qBittorrent PPA, go to Software & Updates -> Other Software, or run command in terminal:

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

To remove the bittorrent client, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove qbittorrent

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