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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!

qBittorrent

qBittorrent has reached the 3.3.7 release a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.10 via PPA.

qBittorrent 3.3.7 brings new keyboard shortcut Shift+Delete to delete torrent and files, removes KickassTorrents and BTDigg search engine, and updates Torrentz search engine. Also following bugs has been fixed in this release:

  • Fix 6-hour speedplot point push rate.
  • Avoid spawning a new explorer.exe process when selecting “Open containing folder”.
  • Fix loading of new geoip db due to an artificial size limit.
  • Better error handling and logging with smtp communication.

qBittorrent 3.3.7

Install qBittorrent 3.3.7 via PPA:

The official PPA has made the binary packages of qBittorrent 3.3.7, available for install/upgrade in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and derivatives, e.g, Linux Mint 17, 18, Elementary OS Freya and Loki.

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 3.3.7 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

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.

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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

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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).

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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

qBitTorrent in Ubuntu

Quick tutorial shows how to install the latest qBitTorrent client in Ubuntu 14.04 and keep it up-to-date while the default Ubuntu repositories provide an old version.

qBitTorrent is a free cross-platform BitTorrent client written in C++ and Qt. Its optional search engine is written in the Python programming language. It aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µtorrent.

While Ubuntu universe repositories provide the 3.1.8 release for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the latest qBitTorrent release has reached version 3.1.11. For the latest features, fixes and other changes see its news page.

The Latest qBitTorrent in Ubuntu

Install/Upgrade qBitTorrent in Ubuntu:

To install the latest version of this Bittorrent client and receive future updates via Software Updater, add the official PPA by running below command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

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

Type in user password when it asks and hit Enter to continue. Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Linux Mint 13/17 are supported so far.

Add qBitTorrent PPA

After that, start Software Updater and install updates to upgrade qBitTorrent. Or install it by running below commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install qbittorrent

That’s it. Enjoy!