Package Details: sabnzbd 3.0.0-4

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Package Base: sabnzbd
Description: A web-interface based binary newsgrabber with NZB file support
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Keywords: network usenet
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: kvasthval
Maintainer: Revelation60 (fryfrog)
Last Packager: fryfrog
Votes: 261
Popularity: 1.15
First Submitted: 2007-11-09 16:21
Last Updated: 2020-08-09 15:35

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fryfrog commented on 2020-08-01 15:19

The sabnzbd 3.0.0 release is python3, yay! I've also moved the install from /opt to /usr/lib/sabnzbd and /var/lib/sabnzbd. The .install file should move things around as needed, but please post if it doesn't.

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fryfrog commented on 2020-08-09 16:54

@francoism90: I've rebooted a bunch of times (been running 3.0.0 since alpha w/ basically this PKGBUILD), it never fixes via sysusers.

@tixetsal: Yeah, having folder/config not in /opt would just be totally ignored. But you could by hand put the things in the right place and it'd be fine.

francoism90 commented on 2020-08-09 16:31

@fryfrog Yeah, you cannot do this when running. I don't know if the user is updated on reboot.

You could adding a simple stop command, but I should just warn people if possible. Thanks for the upgrade btw. :)

tixetsal commented on 2020-08-09 16:22

FYI, I was one of the folks who reported losing history and moving things manually, but in answer to your question: I DID have my oldnzbs folder in a non-standard location. I just ran the latest upgrade, and all my history was retained and everything worked well!

fryfrog commented on 2020-08-09 15:36

Mine was still set to /opt/sabnzbd, so I got to test it. You can't change it while running, so I think most will get the error and be told to do it themselves after stopping.

francoism90 commented on 2020-08-09 08:44

$ cat /etc/passwd | grep sab
sabnzbd:x:977:977:SABnzbd user:/opt/sabnzbd:/sbin/nologin

I think you indeed need to run usermod as well.

fryfrog commented on 2020-08-09 06:01

@mhicklen: Can you confirm the user's homedir isn't getting changed? The package is using sabnzbd.sysusers, so I'd think that would override?

fryfrog commented on 2020-08-09 06:00

@francoism90: That is a good idea, I switched to cp to get the folders to /var/lib/sabnzbd and then just added .saved to the files/folders left in /opt. That way they can't accidentally overwrite the new files in /var/lib/sabnzbd and anything running from /opt/sabnzbd will stop working still.

francoism90 commented on 2020-08-09 05:02

I would suggest to use cp instead of moving the config files to the new location and/or maybe just copy everything as SAB should convert does if I'm not mistaking.

mhicklen commented on 2020-08-08 23:06

@fryfrog I ran into some issues.

I think we'll need a usermod to update the homedir for the user.

I think we'll also need a way of ensuring that things get moved or copied over proper. I lost all my settings, and my custom postprocessing scripts weren't brought over, either.

I'm having trouble with the new version now -- I've blown it completely away from the disk and reinstalled and I can't get it to start up, even when dropping into a shell for the user. The python script doesn't output anything. Will continue to tinker.

martinm1000 commented on 2020-08-05 03:50


You can forget this, it works !

I changed the Group=%I to Group=users

I don't known why it worked before and just stopped, and if its related to systemd or sabnzbd.