How to Install Qbittorrent Linux Torrent Client in Ubuntu

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.

[email protected]:~$ 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

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After installing the repository of qbittorrent Linux torrent client just update all installed packages and repositories by using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ 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

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Now let’s go ahead and install qbittorrent Linux torrent client using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ 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) ...

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You can confirm the installed qbittorrent Linux torrent client package by using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ 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.

[email protected]:~$ qbittorrent

Also, you can open the qbitorrent through package manager graphically.

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