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qBittorrent v3.1.12 Released: Installation and Upgrade

qBittorrent is a lightweight bittorrent client for Linux and other platforms. Its specialty compared to Deluge or Transmission, is the ease of installation and configuration. This post introduces the recently released qBittorrent v3.1.12 updates that were released in quick succession on the same day.

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qBittorrent v3.1.12

What’s New in qBittorrent v3.1.12

qBittorrent v3.1.12 includes some important fixes for operation within Windows, and also improves compatibility with older machines running OSX, by offering a new and correct build for this operating system. Listed below are the changes in this version:

Changes in qBittorrent v3.1.12

  • OSX: Fix build to work with older machines. (sledgehammer999, Noctem)
  • WINDOWS: Fix automatic Python download. (sledgehammer999)
  • WINDOWS: Fix crashes due to memory corruption and improve Python registry searching. (glassez)

Release announcement for qBittorrent v3.1.12 is available here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Installation and Configuration

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Upgrade Instructions

If you have not added the PPA repository yet, then add it first using the following command:

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

Then update your packages cache and upgrade:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

On Windows, you can install qBittorrent v3.1.12 by running the latest .exe from here and overwriting the existing installation.

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