NZBGet’s Download page provides installer for FreeBSD which includes precompiled binaries for CPU-architecture x86_64. These binaries require only FreeBSD 9.1 or later (but may work on older versions too) and do not have any other library dependencies.
NOTE: If you prefer to compile yourself see Installation on POSIX.
If the above command fails use your web-browser to download the installer package, then put it on your device.
sh nzbget-latest-bin-freebsd.run --destdir /path/to/install/nzbget
Test the installation by starting NZBGet in console server mode. In this mode it prints status to current terminal window and you can see any errors if they happen on start:
If you get an error like “Can not open terminal” this is because NZBGet is in curses mode and it can’t determine terminal configuration. You can start NZBGet in output mode log or color:
<nzbget-directory>/nzbget -s -o outputmode=log
or set the TERM variable:
TERM=vt100 <nzbget-directory>/nzbget -s
Now start a web-browser and open URL http://ip-address-of-linux-machine:6789. You should see NZBGet web-interface. Default login credentials are username: nzbget, password: tegbzn6789. Go to settings and check options in the PATHS-section.
If you want to reuse a configuration file from another NZBGet installation see Backup and restore settings.
NZBGet can run in background as daemon (service). When starting NZBGet use command -D instead of -s:
You will not see any output of this command. Add this line to the init scripts of your system. Also add a shutdown line to the shutdown scripts:
When installed via universal installer NZBGet supports automatic updates via web-interface: Settings -> SYSTEM -> Check for updates.
In a case automatic update doesn’t work the update can be made manually by downloading installer for a newer version and running it with parameter --destdir </path/to/nzbget/directory>, your existing configuration will be preserved.