"Jackett works as a proxy server: it translates queries from apps (Sonarr, SickRage, CouchPotato, Mylar, etc) into tracker-site-specific http queries, parses the html response, then sends results back to the requesting software. This allows for getting recent uploads (like RSS) and performing searches. Jackett is a single repository of maintained indexer scraping & translation logic - removing the burden from other apps."


Connect to your server with SSH.


If you have already installed mono for Sonarr, you may skip to the section on installing Jackett

  1. Download the latest version of mono

     wget http://download.mono-project.com/sources/mono/mono-
  2. Extract the mono archive

     tar xf mono*.tar.bz2
  3. Enter the extracted directory and compile it in your home directory

     cd ~/mono-4.4.0
     ./autogen.sh --prefix=$HOME
     make get-monolite-latest
  4. Complete the mono installation (this will take a while -- most likely between 15 and 30 minutes)

     make && make install
  5. Return to the root of your slot and clean up the archive data

     rm -r mono*.tar.bz2 mono-4.4.0
  6. Add ~/bin to your PATH if it is not already

     echo "PATH=\$HOME/bin:\$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc && source ~/.bashrc


  1. Download the latest version of Jackett

     wget https://github.com/Jackett/Jackett/releases/download/v0.7.232/Jackett.Binaries.Mono.tar.gz
  2. Extract the archive

     tar xzvf Jackett*.tar.gz
  3. Start Jackett in a background screen session. Once started, Jackett is accessible at http://server.whatbox.ca:26756

     screen -dmS jackett mono --debug ~/Jackett/JackettConsole.exe -p 26756
  4. Access Jackett's web interface, scroll to the bottom and configure the settings. Once configured, press "Apply server settings".

     Admin password: Type in a password you wish to use, then click Set Password
     Manual download blackhole directory: /home/user/watch


Your Jackett web interface will be accessible at http://server.whatbox.ca:26756