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Deluge BitTorrent Client

The Deluge BitTorrent client 1.3.14 was release one day ago. Users with previous release installed are highly recommended to upgrade to this release.

For WebUI, Deluge 1.3.14 contains a fix for CSRF vulnerability that has the real potential to compromise your machine. For Windows user, the package now includes libtorrent 1.0.11 which should fix crashing on startup.

  • Fixed ‘Too many files open’ errors.
  • Added support for python-geoip for use with libtorrent 1.1.
  • Fixed a single proxy entry being overwritten resulting in no proxy set.
  • Added tracker_status translation to UIs.
  • [GtkUI] Strip whitespace from infohash before checks.
  • Add missed feature autofill infohash entry from clipboard.
  • Backport bind interface option for server.
  • Security: Fixed WebUI CSRF Vulnerability.
  • [Console] Fix decode error comparing non-ascii (str) torrent name.
  • Fixes for splitting magnets from file.
  • Remove duplicate magnet extension when splitting.

How to Install Deluge 1.3.14 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

The new release has been made into the official PPA, available for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Linux Mint 13, 17, 18, and their derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/ppa

Type in your password (no visual feedback) and hit Enter

Deluge PPA

2. Then upgrade Deluge using Software Updater (Update Manager):

upgrade deluge bittorrent

Or install it for the first time via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install deluge

How to Restore:

To restore deluge BitTorrent client to the stock version in your Ubuntu main repository, open terminal and run command to purge the PPA:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:deluge-team/ppa

Deluge 1.3.13

While Ubuntu 16.04 offers Deluge 1.3.12, the BitTorrent client has recently reached the 1.3.13 release with an extremely large set of bug fixes.

Deluge 1.3.13 now includes libtorrent 1.0.9 for all platforms. Python 2.6 is not supported for Windows. So if you were using py2.6 when you upgrade your 3rd party plugins will disappear from the plugins list.

For the full list of changes in Deluge 1.3.13, see this page.

Deluge 1.3.13

How to install or upgrade Deluge in Ubuntu:

The official Deluge PPA has made the binary packages for Ubuntu 16.04, and also Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and derivatives.

1. add PPA:

Open terminal and run the command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/ppa

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

Deluge PPA

2. Upgrade Deluge via Software Updater:


Or you can run the commands below in terminal to install the software for the first time:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install deluge

3. (Optional) For any reason, you can easily switch back to Deluge 1.3.12 by installing ppa-purge and purge the PPA.

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:deluge-team/ppa

Transmission BitTorrent

Transmission, the default BitTorrent client of Ubuntu, has reached the 2.90 release. Now it’s available in PPA for Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and their derivatives.

Transmission 2.90 brings miniupnpc API v14, CyaSSL/WolfSSL and PolarSSL cryptographic backends support, various bug fixes and performance improvements to GTK & Qt clients. Read the changelog for details.

Transmission 2.90

Transmission 2.90

How to Install Transmission 2.90 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and derivatives, follow the steps below to install or upgrade the GTK and/or CLI version:

1. Add Transmission PPA.

Launch terminal from App Launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, paste below command and hit run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

Transmission PPA

Type in your password (no visual feedback when typing) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2. Launch Software & Updater and you’ll see the 2.90 release of Transmission available in update list after checking for updates.

Upgrade Transmission

3. (Optional) For any reason you want to revert the changes and downgrade to the stock version of transmission available in your Ubuntu release, purge the PPA via ppa-purge:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

That’s it. Enjoy!

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

qBitTorrent in Ubuntu

qBittorrent, a free and cross-platform BitTorrent client, has recently reached the 3.2.0 release with a huge list of changes.

qBittorrent 3.2.0 brings some exciting new features, including Qt5 supports, option to auto-hibernate computer, Haiku OS support, highlights files when opening containing folder on Windows and Linux(nautilus, dolphin, konqueror).


In addition, this release also features:

  • Show actual protocol for listen success/failure in the log. Needs libtorrent v1.0.0
  • Support per tracker re-announce. Needs libtorrent v1.0.0
  • Support saving in network locations
  • Code optimizations resulting in a more CPU efficient and snappier qBittorrent.
  • WEBUI code rewritten, refactored and improved.
  • Cache preferences in memory. Minimize chance of settings corruption.
  • Option to disable connections not supported by proxies.
  • Add a save resume data interval option(useful for SSD).
  • Add “Last Seen Complete” column
  • Add “Last Activity” column
  • Add “Total Size” column
  • Show current speed limits in the status bar
  • Episode filtering for RSS
  • Setting to ignore RSS rule matches for X days
  • Add hotkeys and buttons for Top and Bottom priorities
  • Implement peer relevance column.
  • Show reason why a peer was blocked. Needs libtorrent 1.0.x
  • Use the ‘fastest_upload’ setting as seed choking algorithm.
  • Allow to set text options for the toolbar icons
  • Add ‘Resumed’ torrent filter
  • ‘Add New Torrent` dialog has a button for quickly choosing a location
  • Copy selected peers as IP:Port format.
  • Show info hash in the torrent details in ‘Add New Torrent’ dialog.
  • New feature: Remove empty labels
  • Add “Copy name” option in right-click menu of torrent list. Closes #2452
  • Implement tracker list in the side panel. Closes #170.
  • Implement a ‘Completed’ status. Closes #2326 #2483 #939.
  • Columns for session-based download and upload statistics

There’s also numerous bug-fixes and other changes, support for Qt <4.8.0 and libtorrent 0.15.x have been dropped. For details, see the official release page.

How to Install/Upgrade qBittorent in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and their derivatives (build for 12.04 failed), the new release is available in its official PPA.

Open terminal from the Dash/Menu (or press Ctrl+Alt+T). When it opens, run command to add qBittorrent PPA:

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

Add qBitTorrent PPA

After adding the PPA, you can either upgrade the software via Software Updater, or install/upgrade it via below commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install qbittorrent