Two users can't run qBittorrent at the same time

Asked by MarcRandolph on 2008-07-02

If two users on the same machine happen to want to run a bit torrent, is it true that they both can't use qBittorrent?

1. Have user1 launch qBittorrent
2. Have user2 launch qBittorrent


user1 can successfully use qBittorrent.
user2 gets an error message: "Another qBittorrent instance is already running..."

Is this the designed behavior? Any way to work around it? Any plans on fixing this in a near future version?
I can imagine that the port number that the torrent client is using might need to be unique to keep them from stepping on each other, but otherwise it seems like this should be doable and shouldn't require a "server app" (which is how TorrentVolve runs maybe?)

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Best Christophe Dumez (hydr0g3n) said : #1

The reason for this is that, of yyou are already running qbittorrent and run qbittorrent again with a torrent as parameter, it will add the torrent to the already existing instance of qbittorrent. I'll see what I can do to allow several users to run this.

MarcRandolph (mrand) said : #2

Thanks. I've converted this to an enhancement request via Bug #245061.

MarcRandolph (mrand) said : #3

Thanks Christophe Dumez, that solved my question.