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Deluge BitTorrent Client

Deluge BitTorrent client 1.3.15 was released a day ago with various fixes. Web UI users are highly recommended to upgrade to this release due to a security fix.

Deluge 1.3.15 changelog:

  • Fix issues with displaying libtorrent single proxy.
  • Fix libtorrent 1.2 trackers crashing Deluge UIs.
  • Fix error in torrent priorities causing file priority mismatch in UIs.
  • Gtk UI:

    • Configure gtkrc to use consistent button ordering on Windows.
    • Fix column sort state not saved in Thinclient mode.
    • Fix connection manager error with malformed ip.
    • Rename SystemTray/Indicator? ‘Pause/Resume? All’ to ‘Pause/Resume? Session’.
    • Workaround lt single proxy by greying out unused proxy types.
  • Security fix for Web UI: Check render template files exist otherwise raise 404.
  • Some plugin fixes. See the release note.

Deluge  1.3.15

How to Install Deluge 1.3.15 in Ubuntu:

Deluge has an official PPA contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and their derivatives.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

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

Type in your password when prompts and hit Enter.

Deluge PPA

2. If you have a previous release installed, upgrade Deluge using Software Updater after checking for updates:

upgrade deluge bittorrent

Or run commands to check updates and install Deluge:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install deluge

In the command, you may replace deluge with deluge-web for web UI, or deluge-console for console UI, deluged for daemon.

How to Restore:

To restore to the stock version of Deluge BitTorrent client in your main Ubuntu repository, purge the PPA via command:

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

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:

upgrade-deluge

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.

qbittorrent-324-ubuntu

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

upgrade-qbittorrent

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