How to Install The Latest qBitTorrent Release in Ubuntu 14.04

Last updated: January 15, 2015

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!


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One response to How to Install The Latest qBitTorrent Release in Ubuntu 14.04

  1. I noticed several configuration details, is qbittorrent already optimized to work with Ubuntu?