What is Radarr?

Radarr is a movie collection manager for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new movies and will interface with clients and indexers to grab, sort, and rename them. It can also be configured to automatically upgrade the quality of existing files in the library when a better quality format becomes available.

Lets Begin!

In this guide, we assume you are root user therefore we will be using “sudo” prior to our commands.

Step 1: Add the required apt keys for mono:

apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF

Step 2: Add the mono repository (or add it to your apt mirror and update from there):

echo "deb https://download.mono-project.com/repo/debian stable-buster main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-official-stable.list 

Step 3: Install the dependencies:

apt update
apt install apt-transport-https dirmngr gnupg ca-certificates mono-devel mediainfo sqlite3 libmono-cil-dev

Step 4: Create a user for the Radarr service:

useradd -m radarr

Step 5: Download the latest release (from https://github.com/Radarr/Radarr/releases):

cd /tmp
wget https://github.com/Radarr/Radarr/releases/download/v0.2.0.1504/Radarr.develop.0.2.0.1504.linux.tar.gz

Step 6: Extract the tarball to /opt:

tar -xf Radarr* -C /opt/

Step 7: Take ownership of the files for the user we created in step 4:

chown -R radarr:radarr /opt/Radarr/

Step 8: Create the service (allow Radarr to start on system boot):

vi /etc/systemd/system/radarr.service
[Unit]
Description=Radarr Daemon
After=syslog.target network.target

[Service]
User=radarr
Group=radarr
Type=simple
ExecStart=/usr/bin/mono /opt/Radarr/Radarr.exe -nobrowser
TimeoutStopSec=20
KillMode=process
Restart=on-failure

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Step 9: Enable & start the service:

systemctl enable radarr
service radarr start

Step 10: Open your browser and navigate to http://localhost:7878 and configure Radarr to receive updates by going to:

Settings -> General (Show Advanced Settings) -> Updates -> Branch and change to develop

That’s all, you’ve successfully installed Radarr on Debian 10!

Tagged in:

,

About the Author

Pauraic Morrissey

Born and bred Irishman with a slight obsession with everything IT.

View All Articles