Installing Radarr via the command line on an Ubuntu system

In this tutorial, Radarr will be installed via the command line. We do this on a system with Ubuntu. Next we will configure Radarr with NZBGet. So that your desired movies are downloaded from the newsgroups.

Install Radarr via the command line Ubuntu

First we need to Do an update.

sudo apt-get update

Run the command below. Install the requirements for Radarr.

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

Now we are going to download Radarr. Beware! The link below changes. If a new version of Radarr is out. Then see “”. For the correct download link.

sudo wget

We are now going to unpack Radarr. We do this to the hidden Radarr folder. By a dot “.”. The folder is hidden.

sudo tar -xf Radarr* -C /.radarr/

We must now set the permissions folder correctly. Otherwise it may be that Radarr cannot be updated. To a recent version.

sudo chown -R username:username /.radarr/Radarr

Now we go to the Radarr installation folder.

cd /.radarr/Radarr

Now we start Radarr.

mono Radarr.exe

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

Start Radarr Ubuntu automatically

We are now going to add Radarr to the init.d startup script. So that Radarr is started, while the computer is starting.

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

If you get an error message. That Nano is not installed. Then execute the command below.

sudo apt-get install nano

Then copy the script below. And paste. Beware! Customize the user name. To your own Ubuntu 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 are now done with this tutorial, install Radarr via the command line.


  1. get this error when umpacking radarr.

    sudo tar -xf Radarr* -C /.radarr/
    tar: /.radarr: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

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