Incorrect or missing information? Install from source
Guides for Windows and macOS
Specific guides to install from source are available for:
SourceGet a local copy (clone) of the SABnzbd source from github or via git with:
git clone https://github.com/sabnzbd/sabnzbd.git
SABnzbd 3.7.2 and higher requires Python 3.8 or higher.
Check python version with
Must-have Python modulesPython comes included with a Python Packages Manager (
pip) on many platforms.
Which may be required to be updated to handle building/installing newer packages for your system.
Upgrade the python package manager and build modules:
python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip wheelInstall the Python module requirements from the SABnzbd source directory:
pip3 install --upgrade -r requirements.txtIf you plan to do development work, you might need the following OS packages:
pip3 install --upgrade -r builder/requirements.txt pip3 install --upgrade -r tests/requirements.txtOn non-x86 linux platforms you may need to install:
python3-dev python3-setuptools python3-pip libffi-dev libssl-dev openssl-dev musl-dev cargo
sabctools (formerly called
sabyenc) installation fails, read here.
Start SABnzbd by running:
To enable multi-language support (and fix mistakes in English texts) you will need to run this command once before starting SABnzbd for the first time and after each major update:
We recommend release 5.5 or higher your package manager or the official website.
unzip command that supports passwords (via
-P option) will function.
Can usually be installed via package managers, alternatively InfoZip's unzip program can be obtained here.
7zip can be obtained via package managers, the command that SABnzbd looks for is
The package is called
7zip or can be obtained from the official website.
p7zip was a modification of 7zip to provide linux support which has been abanonded.
To adjust the CPU priority of external tools that SABnzbd runs (ex: par / unrar)
To adjust the disk priority of external tools that SABnzbd runs (ex: par / unrar)
NotifyOSD provides desktop pop-up notifications. Available through package managers as