qBittorrent to v4.2.x on Debian Buster

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Davide184
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qBittorrent to v4.2.x on Debian Buster

Post by Davide184 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:48 pm

Why, installing qbittorrent-nox un Debian Buster, do I find myself with version 4.1.5? Your website says “Current version: qBittorrent v4.2.3”.

How can I update? Thanks.

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Re: qBittorrent to v4.2.x on Debian Buster

Post by spetrillo » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:15 am

I believe if you want to update you would have to compile to the latest version.

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Re: qBittorrent to v4.2.x on Debian Buster

Post by Peter » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:04 am

Davide184 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Why, installing qbittorrent-nox un Debian Buster, do I find myself with version 4.1.5? Your website says “Current version: qBittorrent v4.2.3”.

How can I update? Thanks.
Well, on Debian it's not so simple.

1) You can try using apt-pinning.
https://www.howtoforge.com/a-short-intr ... pinning-p2
https://jaqque.sbih.org/kplug/apt-pinning.html

Basically you download qBittorrent from the latest version of Debian. I used this, it worked great, but I no longer use Debian. (I recommend switching to Ubuntu, the latest LTS just came out. On Ubuntu you can just use the "PPA system". Ubuntu is not the only one with this feature. Fedora, openSUSE has similar stuff too.)

2) You can try using/learning pbuilder. It's no fun, but hey.
https://wiki.debian.org/Diaspora/Packaging/pbuilder
https://wiki.debian.org/PbuilderTricks

3) You can just compile it!
This MAY OR MAY NOT work. To avoid any mess, I'd maybe set up a VM locally (hell you can just use Docker in 2020) and set up the build environment there. Try compiling it. If that works, then you can do the same on local.

Good luck!

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Re: qBittorrent to v4.2.x on Debian Buster

Post by userdocs » Sat May 02, 2020 3:59 pm

I currently maintain the easiest method to build a fully static qBittorrent build on Linux using the most current dependencies. Here are the Debian/Alpine Linux builds to demonstrate it.

Here is the main repository for instructions - https://github.com/userdocs/qbittorrent-nox-static

It is a scripted build is very simple to use. You can even just use the build in the repo or build it yourself.

As of this post the build is using boost 1.73 where no others have.

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qBittorrent 4.2.5 was built with the following libraries:
Qt: 5.14.2
Libtorrent: 1.2.6.0
Boost: 1.73.0
OpenSSL: 1.1.1g
zlib: 1.2.11

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