Install SABnzbd for Unix/Linux
- ArchLinux (Stable)
- ArchLinux (the latest Alpha, Beta or Stable)
- Ubuntu (the latest Alpha, Beta or Stable)
For some platforms people have created unofficial packages.
We have a Guideline for Unix packaging, meant for prospective porters.
Assuming you have the Python package already installed, you need to install a number of Python modules. Often you can install these using apt-get commands (check your system's documentation). Otherwise you need to download and/or compile. See here for the official download locations.
The next step is to unpack the SABnzbd.tar.gz file and install it somewhere appropriate. You don't have to be a system admin to install SABnzbd itself. It's just a bunch of text files (Python sources and HTML files).
You start SABnzbd.py from the command line (check if the X bit is set, otherwise do "chmod +x SABnzbd.py" first).
SABnzbd will startup and will try to find a web browser to show you its web interface.