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.
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):
[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!