Qbittorrent uninstall

Hi, I just installed Qbittorrent for v4 firmware Guide here. Unfortunately I can’t seem to get it working.

How do I uninstall it?


Hello there,

Try asking on the same thread were the guide is located.

Just for laughs, I just installed qbittorrent using that guide on my ‘spare’ MyCloud.

Actually, it wasn’t just for laughs… I currently have Transmission installed and have regular problems with 53 of my torrents that I’m seeding showing up as ‘peer not found’. I’ve never had that happen with any other bittorrent client so I had been interested for a while in installing qbittorrent, but didn’t realize it was available for firmware V4…

I don’t have a quick answer right now about how to ‘uninstall’ it, but I may have an answer later when I get some spare time.

BUT… in following the guide, I’m wondering if you took the instructions too literally, like I did initially.

Specifically, in step 4 ‘Config client by webinterface’, where it says “http://server-ip:XXXX”… you need to replace ‘server-ip’ with the IP of your My Cloud.

For instance, my MyCloud is at (and I used port 51413),

So the correct command would have been: ""

Or the following would have also worked: “http://wdmycloud:51413

(Of course, the quotes (") above are not entered as part of the commands.)

How to uninstall…

First a couple of comments.

  1. There’s not much cost if you DON’T uninstall it. It takes up a little space (and I mean ‘little’).

  2. On the other hand, having installed something you found on the internet, maybe it is a good idea to un-install it. I don’t want to cast any aspersions (whatever that means) on this particular download but you never know what is in software that somebody else has compiled. Having said that, it is my intention to install this qbittorrent download on my mycloud, so I’m apparently willing to take that risk.


The install process that you went through with that download involved nothing more than unpacking the tarball and copying the files to various locations. That’s it.

To ‘un-install’ it consists of nothing more than deleting the files that were copied in the install process. Below, are commands to delete/remove (rm = remove) the files that were copied. You need to do the same step 1 as you did in the install process (Login by ssh as root) then issue these commands:

rm /etc/init.d/qbittorrent-nox-daemon

rm /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4

rm /usr/lib/libQtNetwork.so.4

rm /usr/lib/libGeoIP.so.1

rm /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4.8.2

rm /usr/lib/libQtNetwork.so.4.8.2

rm /usr/lib/libGeoIP.so.1.6.2

rm /usr/lib/libtorrent-rasterbar.so.7

rm /usr/lib/libboost_system.so.1.49.0

rm /usr/lib/libtorrent-rasterbar.so.7.0.0

rm /usr/bin/qbittorrent-nox

A couple notes:

  1. These are all files that were copied in during the install process.

  2. None of these files exist in a ‘virgin’ copy of firmware V4.

  3. Some of these files are ‘libraries’. In some situations it can be dangerous to delete libraries. However, in this specific situation there will be no risk deleting these libraries.

  4. If you want it to be easier, in the above commands you can change “rm blahblahblah” to “rm -f blahblahblah”. That will remove an “are you sure you want to do this” prompt.

Just type this:

dpkg -P qbittorrent-nox;