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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.


The port number 18795 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/v1.3.1.2796/Prowlarr.develop.
  3. Extract the archive

     tar zxvf Prowlarr.develop.
  4. Temporarily start Prowlarr to generate configuration files

     ~/Prowlarr/Prowlarr & sleep 10; pkill -15 -f Prowlarr; sleep 8
  5. Once you are back at your shell prompt, 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>18795</Port>

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

  6. Start Prowlarr

     screen -dmS Prowlarr ~/Prowlarr/Prowlarr
  7. (Optional) Remove archives that are no longer needed

     rm Prowlarr.*gz

Immediately access http://server.whatbox.ca:18795/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

     if pgrep -fx "/home/user/Prowlarr/Prowlarr" > /dev/null
         echo "Prowlarr is running."
         echo "Prowlarr is not running, starting Prowlarr"
  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