qBittorrent 4.2.2 Released! How to Install it via PPA

By | August 5, 2020

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qBittorrent torrent client 4.2.2 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

qBittorrent 4.2.2 comes with new features, web UI improvements, and various bug-fixes. And python2 support is removed in the search function.

Changes in the new release include:

  • Allow transfer list text color changes through QSS.
  • Option to show console when external program is run.
  • Change the defaults of some settings.
  • Refactored Transfer List code to allow theming.
  • Reorganize UI theme selection.
  • Show any multiple connections from the same IP in peer list.
  • Add stalled filters to GUI and Web API/UI.
  • Use IP geolocation database by DB-IP instead of MaxMind.
  • Allow to save downloaded metadata as torrent file.
  • Allow single app instance per configuration.
  • Option to start qBittorrent on Windows start up.

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How to Install qBittorrent 4.2.2 in Ubuntu:

The official qBittorrent PPA has built the new release packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or searching for “Terminal” from application menu. When it opens, run command:

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

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

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2. If an old version was installed on your system, upgrade it via Software Updater,

upgrade qBittorrent

or run following commands to install /upgrade qBittorrent in terminal:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install qbittorrent

Uninstall:

To remove qBittorrent PPA, either go to Software & Updates -> Other Software, or run command in terminal:

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

To remove the bittorrent client, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove qbittorrent