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Hello Linux Geeksters. As the name suggests, qBittorrent is a torrent client, similar to µTorrent, which was recently ported to the Linux systems.
Among others, qBittorrent has built-in search engine for searching in the popular BitTorrent sites, has torrent queueing and prioritizing features, has IP Filtering options, provides a tool for creating torrents and bandwidth limitations.
The latest version available is qBittorrent 3.1.10, which comes with some new features and bug-fixes:
- Allow disabling of OS cache. This will prevent RAM increases on Windows when seeding many files
- Add ‘Completed’ column.
- Added ‘Ratio Limit’ column.
- Add ‘Open’ and ‘Open Containing Folder’ entries in the content’s right-click menu.
- Don’t listen on IPv6 address by default. Prevents network connectivity problems.
- Added ‘Shutdown now’ button in shutdown confirmation dialog.
In this article I will show you how to install qBittorrent 3.1.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, LXLE 14.04 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it will be soon available via PPA, installing qBittorrent 3.1.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the qbittorrent package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hydr0g3n/qbittorrent-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install qbittorrent
Optional, to remove qbittorrent, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove qbittorrent
Or, if you don’t want to wait until qBittorrent 3.1.10 gets added to the PPA, you can perform an installation from sources. All you have to do is download the qbittorrent tar.gz archive, extract it, configure, compile and install:
$ cd ~
$ wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/qbittorrent/files/qbittorrent/qbittorrent-3.1.10/qbittorrent-3.1.10.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf qbittorrent-3.1.10.tar.gz
$ cd qbittorrent-3.1.10 && rm qbittorrent-3.1.10.tar.gz
$ sudo make install
Optional, to remove qBittorrent, do:
$ rm -rf qbittorrent-3.1.10