Installation CentOS 6

cmoates edited this page Apr 27, 2017 · 2 revisions

The following instructions are for installing Sonarr on CentOS 6.

The installation should also be applicable to RHEL 6 and Fedora (12, 13, or 14) with minimal changes.

The installation assumes that you're not using the root user to install/run Sonarr - the entries for user:group throughout the document will have to be modified to match your user configuration.

Install Sonarr

  1. [Optional] Configure sudo for your user

    echo "user   ALL=(ALL)       ALL" >> /etc/sudoers
  2. Install EPEL & OpenSuse repository

    EPEL: is needed for mediainfo installation
    Mono: is needed for mono-opt installation

    sudo rpm -ivh
    sudo curl -L -o /etc/yum.repos.d/mono.repo
  3. Install prerequisites

    Install the latest mono (4.2.1) from the OpenSuse repo instead of using the older CentOS version (2.10.8)
    The OpenSuse mono-opt will be installed under /opt so it can probably coexist with the CentOS mono-core (i havent tested this myself!)

    sudo yum install gcc-c++ gcc mediainfo libzen libmediainfo curl gettext 
    sudo yum install mono-opt
  4. Download sqlite3.8.5 source and extract it

    curl -L -o /tmp/sqlite-autoconf-3080500.tar.gz
    tar -zxvf /tmp/sqlite-autoconf-*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  5. Compile sqlite3.8.5

    Sonarr requires the COLUMN_METADATA option so we'll enable it.
    I didn't want to replace the system sqlite installation (v3.6.20) since CentOS depends on it so I'm using the --prefix option to install it to another directory.
    The init script will be configured to call this new version when running Sonarr.

    cd /tmp/sqlite-autoconf*
    sudo ./configure --prefix=/opt/sqlite3.8.5          \
                     --disable-static                   \
                     CFLAGS=" -Os                       \
                     -frecord-gcc-switches              \
    sudo make
    sudo make install
  6. Download and extract Sonarr and optionally rename it

    curl -L -o /tmp/NzbDrone.master.tar.gz
    sudo tar zxvf /tmp/NzbDrone.master.tar.gz -C /opt/

    I wanted to maintain lower-case naming so I renamed the Sonarr program directory

    sudo mv /opt/NzbDrone /opt/nzbdrone
  7. Run Sonarr to test

    Just run it to verify everything is working, then stop it (CTRL-C) and move to the next steps.

    The somewhat long command below will temporarily set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH and PATH to point to the new sqlite and mono directories and run Sonarr using those variables.

    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/mono/lib:/opt/sqlite3.8.5/lib PATH=/opt/mono/bin:/opt/sqlite3.8.5/bin:$PATH \
    /opt/mono/bin/mono /opt/nzbdrone/NzbDrone.exe

Create Sonarr init Service

  1. Download init script and configuration files

    sudo curl -L     -o /etc/init.d/nzbdrone
    sudo curl -L -o /etc/sysconfig/nzbdrone

    Set the correct permissions

    sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/nzbdrone
    sudo chmod 644 /etc/sysconfig/nzbdrone
  2. Edit the configuration file to suit your environment

    If you followed the instructions above without changing any of the installation paths the only change you'll need to make is to the nzbdroneUser.

    sudo vi /etc/sysconfig/nzbdrone
  3. Add the Sonarr service to system services

    sudo chkconfig --add nzbdrone
  4. Configure Sonarr service to start on system start up

    sudo chkconfig nzbdrone on
  5. Start Sonarr service

    sudo service nzbdrone start
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