Installation CentOS 7

trenb edited this page Aug 14, 2018 · 6 revisions

The following instructions are for installing Sonarr on CentOS 7.

Please note these were the steps taken by an experienced user.

  • Install some repos and packages
    yum install epel-release yum-utils -y
    rpm --import ""
    yum-config-manager --add-repo
    yum install wget mediainfo libzen libmediainfo curl gettext mono-core mono-devel sqlite.x86_64 -y
  • If you have issues or you started from a very base (minimal) install, you may also need
    yum -y install wget git par2cmdline p7zip unrar unzip tar gcc python-feedparser python-configobj python-cheetah python-dbus python-devel libxslt-devel
  • Add a user for sonarr to use
    useradd sonarr -s /sbin/nologin
  • Download, extract and move sonarr
    tar -xvf ~/NzbDrone.master.tar.gz -C /opt/
    rm -f NzbDrone.master.tar.gz
    mkdir /opt/sonarr
    mkdir /opt/sonarr/bin
    mv /opt/NzbDrone/* /opt/sonarr/bin
    rm -rf /opt/NzbDrone
  • Change ownership of the install directory
    chown -R sonarr:sonarr /opt/sonarr
  • Create your systemd unit file
    tee /etc/systemd/system/sonarr.service << EOF
    Description=Sonarr Daemon
    ExecStart=/usr/bin/mono /opt/sonarr/bin/NzbDrone.exe -nobrowser -data /opt/sonarr
  • Reload the systemd unit files
    systemctl daemon-reload
  • Add firewall exceptions if the firewall is enabled
    tee /etc/firewalld/services/sonarr.xml << EOF
      <description>Sonarr Download Service</description>
      <port protocol="tcp" port="8989"/>
    firewall-cmd --reload
    firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service sonarr
    firewall-cmd --reload
  • Enable sonarr to run on startup, and start!
    systemctl enable sonarr.service
    systemctl start sonarr.service
  • Troubleshooting:
  1. Symptom:
The service has loaded and when browsing to the site it is blank.

Run the following to test for missing mono links.

    systemctl stop sonarr
    systemctl start sonarr
    journalctl -xe | grep

If you see a line similar to

    _System.Net.WebException: /usr/lib/ ---> System.DllNotFoundException: /usr/lib/libMonoPosixHelper_  

The resolution below will fix that.

  1. Resolution:
Run the following command
    ln -s /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib/
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