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Help to install

Post by Amoniacal » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:38 pm


please can anybody help with installation in cli on debian buster (armbian to be specific) ?

I would like if possible ton install (or compile if that's necessary although i never done a such thing) latest qbittorrent with webui or alternative, i read about bittorrent-nox maybe it's what i need ?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Help to install

Post by Ed3l2tahl » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:14 am

It is not so easy to install the latest version on Debian Buster. :)
There are many errors when it comes to compiling.
And there are problems with qt5 the web interface is not always accessible.

The easiest way for Debian Buster

sudo apt update
sudo apt install qbittorrent qbittorrent-nox
sudo qbittorrent-nox

Then you go http://your-server-ip:8080 to login
Username: admin
Pass: adminadmin

Then change the standard port for the web interface
Change password and username
The paths to the storage folders are best set under
/ home / username / downloads/
/ home / username / incomplete/
Click on save.

cd /root/.config/qBittorrent
mkdir ssl
cd /root/.config/qBittorrent/ssl
openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -out server.crt -keyout server.key

You should now have two files in your ssl folder: server.crt server.key
copy and paste the key and certificate's contents into the respective fields of the webui.
You can use "cat" in your terminal to view the contents of the files:

cat server.key
cat server.crt

Now click save

sudo qbittorrent-nox

You should now be able to log in to your qbittorrent web-server keeping in mind to change http to https and append the port number with a semicolon :


Create autostart for qBittorrent

crontab -e

Paste the following

@reboot /usr/bin/qbittorrent-nox

Save now

My english is not perfect i hope you understand everything :)
Last edited by Ed3l2tahl on Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:19 am, edited 1 time in total.

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