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How To Install qBittorrent on Debian 11

Install qBittorrent on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install qBittorrent on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, qBittorrent is a cross-platform free and open-source BitTorrent client. The qBittorrent project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent. qBittorrent is available for Linux, Windows, macOS, and FreeBSD.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the qBittorrent open-source BitTorrent client on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11 (Bullseye).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install qBittorrent on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 3. Installing qBittorrent on Debian 11.

  • Method 1. Install qBittorrent from the PPA repository.

By default, qBittorrent is not available on Debian 11 base repository. So, now we add the qBittorrent PPA repository to your Debian system:

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

Then, install qBittorrent using the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install qbittorrent
  • Method 2. Install qBittorrent from the Debian default repository.

Run the following command to install the latest version of qBittorrent:

sudo apt install qbittorrent

Step 3. Accessing qBittorrent on Debian Linux.

Once successfully installed, the qBittorrent application can be launched either from the command line by typing qbittorrent or by clicking on its icon in the Applications menu.

Install qBittorrent on Debian 11 Bullseye

Congratulations! You have successfully installed qBittorrent. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the qBittorrent open-source BitTorrent client on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official qBittorrent website.

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