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"Prowlarr is a indexer manager/proxy built on the popular arr .net/reactjs base stack to integrate with your various PVR apps."

Prowlarr is currently in beta and may be unstable or broken.

Installation

The port number 14938 has automatically been generated by this page and will be used throughout this article, but can be changed to a port between 10000-32000 if needed.

  1. Connect to your slot with SSH

  2. Download the latest pre-release version of Prowlarr for Linux .NET Core x64

     wget https://github.com/Prowlarr/Prowlarr/releases/download/v0.1.1.875/Prowlarr.develop.0.1.1.875.linux-core-x64.tar.gz
    
  3. Extract the archive

     tar zxvf Prowlarr.develop.0.1.1.875.linux-core-x64.tar.gz
    
  4. Temporarily start Prowlarr to generate configuration files

     ~/Prowlarr/Prowlarr & sleep 4 && pkill -f Prowlarr
    
  5. Edit the configuration file at ~/.config/Prowlarr/config.xml to use a unique port.

     nano ~/.config/Prowlarr/config.xml
    

    Change <Port>9696</Port> to <Port>14938</Port>

    Save the file by pressing Ctrl+S then exit nano with Ctrl+X

  6. Start Prowlarr

     screen -dmS Prowlarr ~/Prowlarr/Prowlarr
    

Immediately access http://server.whatbox.ca:14938/settings/general and set Authentication to Forms and add a username (like user) and password, then click "Save Changes" at the top of the page. This is required to protect your slot!

Automatic Restart (optional)

  1. Make a file to be used for the script. touch ~/prowlarr_restart.cron

  2. Edit the file and enter the text below. nano -w ~/prowlarr_restart.cron

     #!/bin/bash
     if pgrep -fx "/home/user/Prowlarr/Prowlarr" > /dev/null
     then
         echo "Prowlarr is running."
     else 
         echo "Prowlarr is not running, starting Sonarr"
         /home/user/Prowlarr/Prowlarr
     fi
     exit
    
  3. Save the file with Ctrl+S then exit nano with Ctrl+X

  4. Make the script executable. chmod +x ~/prowlarr_restart.cron

  5. Open your crontab. EDITOR=nano crontab -e

  6. Enter the following text

     @reboot /home/user/prowlarr_restart.cron >/dev/null 2>&1
     */5 * * * * /home/user/prowlarr_restart.cron >/dev/null 2>&1
    
  7. Save the file with Ctrl+S then exit nano with Ctrl+X