Install qBittorrent 3.1.0 in Ubuntu via PPA

Install qBittorrent 3.1.0 in Ubuntu via PPA

qBittorrent is a cross platform free and open source bittorrent client designed as an alternative the popular µtorrent client written in C++ / Qt4, using the libtorrent-rasterbar library. qBittorrent is developed by volunteers. The latest version, qBittorrent 3.1.0 released on October 12th 2013.Bittorrent client. qBittorrent is fast, stable, light, it supports unicode and it provides a good integrated search engine. It also comes with UPnP port forwarding / NAT-PMP, encryption (Vuze compatible), FAST extension (mainline) and PeX support (utorrent compatible).

qbittorrent_aboutFeatures of qBittorrent v3.1.0

– Polished µTorrent-like User Interface

– Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine

– Simultaneous search in most famous BitTorrent search sites

– Per-category-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Movies)

– All Bittorrent extensions

– DHT, Peer Exchange, Full encryption, Magnet/BitComet URIs, …

– Remote control through a Web user interface

– Nearly identical to the regular UI, all in Ajax

– Advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents

– Torrents queueing and prioritizing

– Torrent content selection and prioritizing

– UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support

– Available in ~25 languages (Unicode support)

– Torrent creation tool

– Advanced RSS support with download filters (inc. regex)

– Bandwidth scheduler

– IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible)

– IPv6 compliant

– Sequential downloading (aka “Download in order”)

– Available on most platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD

Installing qBittorrent

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hydr0g3n/qbittorrent-stable
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install qbittorrent

You can also download the qbittorrent source code and compile from source.


  • Joro Marin

    Great torrent client !

  • Dan Barnett

    I constantly had trouble with qbittorrent on ubuntu 12.04 lts 64bit. It was one of the libraries that would crash. I would run the program in the background from the system tray and walk away, within five minutes the entire program halted. Now I was installing qbittorrent from the main repositories, so I’ll give this one a shot and see if I encounter the same error in the logs.

  • DaveM

    This instructions currently are not valid… Hydr0g3n ppa repositories (stable or trunk) they not contain any valid deb file of qbittorrent for Ubuntu Saucy (13.10)… Just a remind to anyone out there wondering why they cant update their qbittorrent 3.0.11 version from the official ubuntu repositories…

    Hydr0g3n ppa (qbittorrent) stable or trunk are broken for ubuntu 13.10…