Monday, May 21, 2018

Install Latest qBittorrent in Ubuntu Linux and Derivatives System

Linuxslaves.com - Looking for best torrent client in Ubuntu?. Give this app a try. qBittorrent is an advanced, free, open source application (as the name suggests) based on Qt4 toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.

The qBittorrent runs on all major OS including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD. This app maybe the best alternative to Āµtorrent.

Main Features

The primary purpose of this qBittorrent client is to offer an alternative to other similar torrent managers. The main features are :
  • Similar user interfaces with ĀµTorrent
  • Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine
  • RSS feed support with advanced download filters
  • Support for all BitTorrent extensions such as Magnet/BitComet, Peer Exchange, DHT, peer exchange protocol (PEX), local peer discovery (LSD), private torrents, encrypted connections, etc
  • Remote control through Web user interface, written with AJAX
  • Sequential downloading
  • Bandwidth scheduler
  • Advanced control for trackers, peers, and torrents (torrent queueing and prioritizing)
  • UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
  • IP Filtering (compatible with eMule and PeerGuardian) and IPv6 compliant
  • Detailed torrent info: size, status, seeds, peers, download and upload speed, ratio, etc
  • Available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, OS/2

How to Install qBittorrent (Latest version)

There's an official qBittorrent PPA that prodives the latest package for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives (Mint, Elementary OS, etc).

Latest stable of qBittorrent in Linux

So, to install the latest qBittorrent in Ubuntu :

Step 1 - Open terminal via app launcher or simply press Ctrl+Alt+T then run the following :

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

Type your password (no visual feedback) and press Enter continue

Step 2 - Run the command below to re-synchronize the package index files :

sudo apt update

Tips : Ubuntu 18.04 is not required run apt update command since it automatically refresh repository caches after adding PPA

Step 3 - Now install/upgrade the latest qBittorrent :

sudo apt install qbittorrent

Optionally, you can use Software Updater to upgrade from previous release.

Revert Changes

Yash, you can always revert back to the stock version. To do so :

sudo ppa-purge ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable

These were all how to install qBittorrent in Linux : Ubuntu, and derivatives system like Linux Mint and Elementary OS. Thanks for reading!.

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