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    Default NZB downloader alternative

    Hi all,

    I have just upgraded my distro to 11.3 and unfortunately now I can't run my favourite NZB downloader (running from wine) Alt.binz.

    Is there any program GUI based that is user friendly and easy to use on Linux that someone can recommend for me.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: NZB downloader alternative

    On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 13:36:01 +0000, leo mancini wrote:

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I have just upgraded my distro to 11.3 and unfortunately now I can't run
    > my favourite NZB downloader (running from wine) Alt.binz.
    >
    > Is there any program GUI based that is user friendly and easy to use on
    > Linux that someone can recommend for me.
    >
    > Thank you.


    Pan is capable of using NZB files, IIRC.

    Jim



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    openSUSE Forums Administrator

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    Default Re: NZB downloader alternative

    Thanks Jim,

    That helped greatly!

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    Chris Maaskant NNTP User

    Default Re: NZB downloader alternative

    leo mancini wrote:

    > Is there any program GUI based that is user friendly and easy to use on
    > Linux that someone can recommend for me.


    nntpgrab: http://www.nntpgrab.nl/

    It can download, automatic repair broken files, unpack and cleans up after.
    There is an opensuse repository for it:
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_11.3/


    There is also sabnzb: http://sabnzbd.org/

    It is a web based (runs in the background and can be configured in a
    webbrowser) nzb program that does all nntpgrab does and more.
    It can for example also shutdown the computer when it's done downloading.

    There's no repository for it though, it will require some manual installing.

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    Chris Maaskant

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    Default Re: NZB downloader alternative

    sabnzbd is the best, but i dunno how to compile it for suse, there's a fedora rpm but unsure how well it works

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    Default Re: NZB downloader alternative

    Late reply but for those interested in installing sabnzbd...this was done on 11.3.

    Installing / Configuration

    1) Download tar
    Code:
    >wget  http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/sabnzbdplus/sabnzbdplus/sabnzbd-0.5.6/SABnzbd-0.5.6-src.tar.gz?r=http%3A%2F%2Fsabnzbd.org%2Fdownload%2F&ts=1299214117&use_mirror=surfnet
    2) Untar
    Code:
    >tar xvf SABnzbd-0.5.6-src.tar.gz
    3) Install python-devel
    Code:
    >sudo zypper in python-devel
    4) Install Cheetah
    Code:
    > sudo zypper in python-setuptools
    > sudo easy_install cheetah
    5) Install python-openssl (for SSL connections to newhosting server)
    Code:
    > sudo zypper in python-openssl
    6) Install yenc
    Code:
    > sudo zypper in gcc
    > wget http://sabnzbd.sourceforge.net/yenc-0.3.tar.gz
    > tar xzvf yenc-0.3.tar.gz
    > cd yenc-0.3
    > sudo python setup.py build
    > sudo python setup.py install
    7) Install UNRAR
    Code:
    > sudo zypper in unrar
    8 ) Install PAR2 (and remove the downloaded RPM)
    Code:
    > wget http://www.openftd.org/releases/openSUSE_11.1/x86_64/par2cmdline-0.4-3.3.x86_64.rpm
    > sudo zypper in par2cmdline-0.4-3.3.x86_64.rpm
    > rm par2cmdline-0.4-3.3.x86_64.rpm
    9) Open up port 8080 in firewall through Yast
    a. Security -> Firewall -> Allowed Service -> Click Advanced -> Add 8080 to TCP ports
    10) Check to see if all dependencies are installed and use wizard
    Code:
    > python /<directory>/SABnzbd.py
    -I want SABnzbd to be viewable by any pc on my network.
    -when stepping through wizard make sure to deselect auto start web browser
    -you can setup your server details information later on just to next
    11) CTRL C and kill SABNZB
    12) Run SABNZB once again
    -Goto URL http://<IP>:8080/sabnzbd
    -Continue wizard though web browser setting everything up

    Daemonizing
    1) superuser
    Code:
    > su 
    2. Create the script
    Code:
    # vi /etc/init.d/sabdaemon
    3. Insert script below
    a. Modify USERNAME to equal your user (DO NOT USE root)
    b. Change directory
    c. From the SABNZB page create a API key and copy/paste it to the script
    4. CHMOD sabdaemon for execution
    Code:
    # chmod 775 sabdaemon
    # exit

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    #
    ### BEGIN INIT INFO
    # Provides:             sabdaemon
    # Required-Start:       $network
    # Default-Start:        3 5
    # Default-Stop:         0 1 2 6
    # Description:          Starts sabnzbd at system startup
    ### END INIT INFO
    #
    
    case "$1" in
    start)
      echo "Starting SABnzbd."
      /usr/bin/sudo -u USERNAME -H "/<directory>/SABnzbd.py" -d -f /home/USERNAME/.sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini
    ;;
    stop)
      echo "Shutting down SABnzbd."
      /usr/bin/wget -q --delete-after "http://localhost:8080/sabnzbd/api?mode=shutdown&apikey=ENTERAPIKEYHERE"
    ;;
    *)
      echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop}"
      exit 1
    esac
    
    exit 0
    1. Try and start SABNZB through startup script
    Code:
    > sudo /etc/init.d/sabdaemon start
    No Errors.just shows Starting SABnzbd. This is good...
    2. Try and stop SABNZB through startup script
    Code:
    > sudo /etc/init.d/sabdaemon stop
    iNo Errors.just shows Starting SABnzbd. This is good...
    i***API KEY MUST BE ENTERED ON SCRIPT IN ORDER TO WORK***

    Automatically start SABNZBD in different runtimes

    1. Go to Yast
    Code:
    > su 
    # yast2
    Go To: System Services (Runlevel)
    Check: Expert Mode
    Select SABNZBD
    Ensure 3 and 5 are checked (if you wish)
    Exit Yast
    Code:
    # exit
    2. If you wish - reboot computer and SABNZBD will automatically start in specified run times.
    -any computer on network can access it:
    http://<IP>:8080/sabnzbd/

    Hope this helps anyone in the future.
    Desktop- AMD Phenom II X4 810 8GB RAM Radeon HD 4790 openSUSE 11.2 x86_64 KDE 4.3.5
    Laptop - Intel 2.27GHz Core i5 M430 6 GB RAM nVidia GeForce 310M openSUSE 11.3 x86_64 KDE 4.5.2

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