Howto Install qBittorrent in Ubuntu Gutsy/Hardy

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A Bittorrent client using C++ / libtorrent and a Qt4 Graphical User Interface. It aims to be a good alternative to other bittorrent clients. It has more and more features such as an integrated search engine, UPnP, encryption, PeX, a torrent creation tool .

qBittorrent features

qBittorrent can now be considered as a good alternative to other bittorrent clients. It provides a lot of features such as:

  • A polished Graphical User Interface written with Qt4 toolkit
  • UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
  • Encryption support (compatible with Azureus)
  • Multiple simultaneous downloads / uploads
  • Download from RSS streams
  • An integrated search engine
  • DHT (trackerless) support
  • uTorrent Peer eXchange support (PeX)
  • Directory scanning with automated download of torrents inside
  • Good internationalization (~25 languages supported)
  • Selective download of files in a torrent
  • Media File previewing while downloading
  • Torrent trackers edition and prioritizing
  • Seeders / Leechers displayed in download list
  • Styles support
  • Files prioritizing in a torrent
  • Torrent download in correct order
  • System tray integration
  • Tracker authentication support
  • Unicode support
  • Torrent downloading directly from their url
  • Connection though a proxy
  • IP Filtering similar to the one in eMule

Note:-If you want to install qBittorrent in Ubuntu 9.10(Karmic),Ubuntu 9.04(Jaunty) check this guide

Install qBittorrent in Ubuntu Gutsy

We need to edit sources.list

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add these to lines in the bottom of this file.

For Hardy Users

deb ./
deb-src ./

For Gutsy Users

deb ./
deb-src ./

Now save and close sources.list

Packages are signed, please enter the following command to get public key

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys A08A9A43

Update your sources list

sudo apt-get update

Install the qBittorrent in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install qbittorrent

Using qBittorrent

If you want to open qBittorrent go to Applications--->Internet---> qBittorrent

Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen

qBittorrent Version Details

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7 Responses

  1. cliff anderssen says:

    tried to update my source list but got a message:

    E: type ‘dep’ is not known on line 56 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list

    can you advise please

    regards C. ANDERSSEN

    PS. I am a new to Linux/Ubuntu only installed A FEW DAYS AGO!!

  2. admin says:

    open the file /etc/apt/sources.list

    and look for line 56 it should be deb not dep

  3. ryan says:

    I got to the part where I enter and after I enter that a few lines go by and I get an E: Couldn’t find package qbittorrent
    Please tell me what Im doing wrong. I have only had Ubuntu 7.10 for a couple days, Also im having trouble getting Cedega to work with Fable: the lost chapters.

  4. Patrick G. says:

    I having the Exact Problem, Ive Installed Exactly as You said and I come up with the same as Ryam.- Terminal said some of the files did not download right. I have Gutsy Gibbon.

  5. Claudio S. says:

    It seems that the latest release of Qbittorrent was not published correctly to the URLs (there are several zero-length files). My install attempt stalls here:

    Ign ./ Translation-en_CA
    Ign ./ Release
    Ign ./ Packages
    Ign ./ Sources
    Get:4 ./ Packages
    Get:5 ./ Sources [3178B]
    99% [4 Packages gzip 0]

  6. Emon says:

    Thanks a lot for the time to write such an useful how-to.

  7. Stephen says:


    Edited sources.list. Installed. It ran. Launched it. Browsed to a torrent file. It downloaded it.

    That’s what i wanted.

    Running Gutsy.

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