NZBGet’s Download page provides installer for Linux which includes precompiled binaries for many CPU types. These binaries require only Linux kernel 2.6 or later and do not have any other library dependencies. In practice that means the installer works on most Linux devices including desktop PCs, NAS, media players, WLAN routers, etc.
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-linux.run --destdir /path/to/install/nzbget
sh nzbget-latest-bin-linux.run --arch armhf
Use parameter -h to get the list of supported CPU architectures.
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=linux <nzbget-directory>/nzbget -s
Now start a web-browser and open URL
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:
Some systems (for example Synology NAS) provide an easy way to configure scheduler tasks executed on system boot (on Synology: Control Panel ->Task Scheduler). In that case you can add command
<nzbget-directory>/nzbget -D there and do not need to work with boot 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.