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qBittorrent

qBittorrent reached the new major 4.1.0 release a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04.

qBittorrent 4.1.0 release highlights:

  • Add “Coalesce reads & writes” checkbox in advanced options
  • Smart Filter for RSS
  • Possibility to configure at which speed a torrent is considered slow.
  • When creating a torrent you can choose to preserve the file order
  • A new, redesigned and refactored WebAPI
  • Switch built-in Web UI html to HTML5
  • Allow to disable Stacktrace support
  • Various other Web UI improvements.
  • Various code optimizations and bug-fixes. Read NEWS page for details.

How to Install qBittorrent 4.1 in Ubuntu:

The official qBittorrent PPA contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives.

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

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

Type in your password (no visual 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

3. (Optional) To uninstall the 4.1 release and revert to the stock version of qBittorrent in Ubuntu repository, do:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable

Transmission BitTorrent

Transmission, the default BitTorrent client, reached the 2.94 release a few days ago. Now you can install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04 easily via PPA.

Transmission 2.94 is a bug-fix release with following changes:

  • Fix building against LibreSSL
  • Fix building against mbedTLS
  • Fix torrents ETA calculation
  • Fix cross-compilation issues caused by miniupnpc configuration test
  • Fix bad downloaded percentage in DetailsDialog for Qt client
  • Fix tracker error XSS in inspector for web client
  • Fix torrent name HTML-escaping in trackers inspector tab for web client.

How to Upgrade Transmission in Ubuntu:

Transmission has a stable PPA that so far maintains the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then launch Software Updater (update manager) and install updates for Transmission to upgrade the software:

How to Restore:

To restore to the default transmission installed by default, run command to purge the PPA as well as downgrade the software:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:transmissionbt/ppa

qBittorrent

qBittorrent 4.0.4 was released earlier today with numerous bug-fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04.

qBittorrent 4.0.4 contains a few new features and lots of bug-fixes include:

  • Add source field in Torrent creator.
  • Torrent creator: raise maximum piece size to 32 MiB
  • Add a force reannounce option in the transfer list context menu.
  • Fix sorting of country flags column in Peers tab.
  • Fix natural sorting when the common part of 2 strings ends partially in a number which continues in the uncommon part.
  • Fix application of speed limits on LAN and μTP connections.
  • Make peer information flags in peerlist more readable.
  • Fix gui issues on high DPI monitor.
  • Fix dialog and column size on high DPI monitors.
  • Fix constant status of ‘[F] Downloading’.
  • Fix translation context.
  • Separate subnet whitelist options into two lines.
  • Don’t set application name twice.
  • Set default file log size to 65 KiB and delete backup logs older than 1 month.
  • And see more changes for web UI, RSS, Windows and Mac OS editions.

How to Install qBittorrent 4.0.4 in Ubuntu

The official PPA has built the new release packages, available for install/upgrade in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:

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

qbittorrent PPA

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

3. (Optional) To uninstall the 4.0.4 release and revert to the stock version of qBittorrent in Ubuntu repository, do:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable

Thanks for reading. Happy new year!

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