In this article, we are going to discuss How to install Qbittorrent Linux torrent client application in ubuntu. qbttorrent is an open-source application that is used to download peer-to-peer files that are shared on the internet. qbittorrent is an alternative application of BitTorrent and Utorrent. This is a cross-platform application, available for almost all major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Free BSD, etc.
Like another torrent client you can find below features on Qbittorrent:
- You can use qbittorrent Linux torrent client to download files from different formats of links i.e. Magnet-Links, Encrypted Links, Private Torrents..etc.
- You can control the bandwidth by using this torrent. Bandwidth control in the sense you can set till what size the qbittorrent should download the files.
- you can create your own torrent and share files on the internet
- can download the files from the internet in a category eg: Videos are Different, Music files are different, Ebooks are different, and so on.
Follow the below steps to install Qbittorrent Linux Torrent Client in Ubuntu:
Before we start the installation of qbittorrent Linux torrent client we have to install the official repository of qbittorrent as qbittorrent does not come under the default repository of Ubuntu. So to install the repository refers to the below command.
itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable # Install Repository [sudo] password for itsmarttricks: Packages for the stable series of qBittorrent More info: https://launchpad.net/~qbittorrent-team/+archive/ubuntu/qbittorrent-stable Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpzhh3xny7/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpzhh3xny7/pubring.gpg' created gpg: requesting key 7CA69FC4 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: /tmp/tmpzhh3xny7/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created gpg: key 7CA69FC4: public key "Launchpad PPA for qBittorrent Team" imported gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1) OK
After installing the repository of qbittorrent Linux torrent client just update all installed packages and repositories by using the below command.
itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable/ubuntu xenial InRelease [18.1 kB] Hit:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [2,316 B] Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [1,380 B] Hit:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Fetched 21.8 kB in 1s (13.1 kB/s) AppStream cache update completed, but some metadata was ignored due to errors. Reading package lists... Done
Now let’s go ahead and install qbittorrent Linux torrent client using the below command.
itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install qbittorrent # Install qbittorrent linux torrent client Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: libtorrent-rasterbar8 Suggested packages: libtorrent-rasterbar-dbg qbittorrent-dbg The following NEW packages will be installed: libtorrent-rasterbar8 qbittorrent 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 481 not upgraded. Need to get 4,712 kB of archives. After this operation, 9,122 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable/ubuntu xenial/main i386 libtorrent-rasterbar8 i386 1.0.11+git20172003.8736a59adc-1ppa1~xenial1 [878 kB] Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable/ubuntu xenial/main i386 qbittorrent i386 3.3.13-0ppa1~xenial [3,834 kB] Fetched 4,712 kB in 26s (179 kB/s) Selecting previously unselected package libtorrent-rasterbar8. (Reading database ... 172440 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../libtorrent-rasterbar8_1.0.11+git20172003.8736a59adc-1ppa1~xenial1_i386.deb ... Unpacking libtorrent-rasterbar8 (1.0.11+git20172003.8736a59adc-1ppa1~xenial1) ... Selecting previously unselected package qbittorrent. Preparing to unpack .../qbittorrent_3.3.13-0ppa1~xenial_i386.deb ... Unpacking qbittorrent (3.3.13-0ppa1~xenial) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu3) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ... Setting up libtorrent-rasterbar8 (1.0.11+git20172003.8736a59adc-1ppa1~xenial1) ... Setting up qbittorrent (3.3.13-0ppa1~xenial) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu3) ...
You can confirm the installed qbittorrent Linux torrent client package by using the below command.
itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l qbittorrent # Confirm the Installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii qbittorrent 3.3.13-0ppa1~xenial i386 bittorrent client based on libtorrent-rasterbar with a Qt4 GUI
So we are done with the installation of qbittorrent with its all required dependencies. Now to open the qbittorrent Linux torrent client just type qbittorrent at shell prompt. Refer to the command below.
Also, you can open the qbitorrent through package manager graphically.
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