Install Radarr Debian to Download Movies Automatically

In this tutorial we are going to install Radarr on a Debian system. So you can automatically download movies from the newsgroups.

Installing Radarr on a Debian System

We need to update first.

sudo apt-get update

Run the command below. To install the necessary software for Radarr,

sudo apt-get install libmono-cil-dev curl mediainfo sqlite3

Now we are going to download Radarr.

wget –content-disposition ‘’

Extract Radarr on your Debian system.

tar -xvzf Radarr.linux.tar.gz

Move the Radarr program to the opt folder.

sudo mv Radarr /opt/

Set the folder rights correctly. Otherwise it may be that, Radarr cannot be updated to a recent version.

sudo chown -R username:username /opt/Radarr

Now we have to, go to the Radarr installation directory.

cd /.radarr/Radarr

Now we are going to start Radarr.

mono Radarr.exe

You can now acces Radarr on http: //server.ip.address: 7878.

Radarr auto start init.d

We are now going to add Radarr to the init.d startup script. So that Radarr is started. When Debian is started.

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/radarr.service

If you get a notification that Nano is not installed. Run the command below.

sudo apt-get install nano

Then copy and paste the script below. Beware! Change the username to your own Debian username.

Description=Radarr Daemon

ExecStart=/usr/bin/mono /.radarr/Radarr/Radarr.exe -nobrowser


Now Ctrl+X, Y and Enter to save the script.

Now we need to activate the scipt.

sudo systemctl enable radarr

Now we can start Radarr.

sudo service radarr start

Now wait a minute. Radarr is now starting. You have now finished installing Radarr on your Debian system.

Debian Radarr tutorial

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