qBittorrent 4.1.1 Released with Socks5 Issues Fixed

Last updated: May 28, 2018


qBittorrent BitTorrent client 4.1.1 was released a day ago with important fixes in the version of libtorrent used. It fixes SOCKS5 issues and tracker announces about downloaded/uploaded data.

Changes in qBittorrent 4.1.1 include:

  • Add ‘Moving’ state for torrents being relocated/moved
  • Show rechecking progress
  • Add option to remember last used save path
  • Torrent name is also renamed if the content was renamed in the “Add New Torrent” dialog
  • Relax behavior of “Download first and last piece first”. It applies to all files and not only to the previewable
  • Fix issues with translatable strings
  • Fix displayed tracker messages
  • Make settings file recovery more robust
  • Retry saving settings when operation failed
  • Fix deletion of old logs
  • Fix adding multiple torrents at once from WebUI
  • Improve “Run External Program” behavior.
  • Suppress multiple I/O errors for the same torrent
  • Replace raster qbt logo with vector version
  • Fix open destination folder with Nautilus > 3.28
  • Web UI, RSS and other changes.

How to Install qBittorrent 4.1.1 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 4.1.1 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


I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu in 2007 and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please comment to let me know if the tutorial is outdated! And, notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me via [email protected] Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/ubuntuhandbook1