In this Ubuntu Watcher installation tutorial we are going to install Watcher on an Ubuntu system via the command line. And we are going to make sure that Watcher is started automatically during the startup process.
Watcher makes it possible to automatically download movies from the newsgroups. and via torrent files.
We need to do an update.
sudo apt-get update
We need to install the supplies for Watcher. You may have installed all of these.
Verify that Python version 3 is installed.
Add installation capability for python 3.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa
Install Python 3
sudo apt install python3.8
Download Watcher. And install it in the hidden folder watcher.
sudo git clone https://github.com/nosmokingbandit/watcher ./watcher
Set the folder rights correctly. Beware! Customize the user name. to your own username.
sudo chown -R Username:Username ./watcher
Go to the correct folder. And then launch Watcher.
You are now done. With the installation of Watcher. And you can now access it via http://ip-adres-vanje-ubuntu:9090
Launch Ubuntu Watcher automatically
Now we’re going to make Watcher start up, during the Ubuntu boot process.
We are going to create a systemd configuration file.
sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/watcher.service
See below. Copy this text and paste it here. And adjust the user. To your own user name. Beware! You may need to adjust the Python version. It now says /usr/bin/python3.8
ExecStart=/usr/bin/python3.8 ./watcher.py –address 0.0.0.0 -d
Press Ctrl+X. And continue y key. To save and close the file.
The systemd service, must be allowed for Watcher.
sudo systemctl enable watcher
Now we are going to start the Watcher service.
sudo service watcher start
Watcher is now started when Ubuntu is restarted. You can test this by doing a reboot.
You are now done installing Watcher on Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Watcher tutorial