How to Install qBittorrent 4.0 in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.10, 18.04

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qBittorrent, free and reliable P2P bittorrent client, reached the new major 4.0.0 release a few days ago with many new great features and numerous bug-fixes.

qBittorrent 4.0.0 features:

  • Change qbittorrent logo.
  • New icon theme with SVG source
  • Drop Qt4 support.
  • UI for managing locally banned IP list
  • Support for specifying where to save/load config files. Support for portable mode.
  • Possible to pass options via ENV variables
  • Implemented share limit by seeding time
  • Enable drag n drop to create torrent on mainwindow
  • Use the system icons for each file type in the Content tab
  • Add show/hide statusbar option
  • Linux: Allow custom tray icons when system icon theme is used
  • And so many other changes, see the News page.
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How to Install qBittorrent 4.0 in Ubuntu:

The qBittorrent stable PPA contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, do:

1. Run command to add the PPA repository:

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

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

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2. Then upgrade qBittorrent via Software Updater if you have a previous release installed.

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or run following commands one by one to check updates and install / upgrade the bittorrent client:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install qbittorrent

Uninstall:

You can easily remove the PPA repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

To remove qBittorrent, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove qbittorrent

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.