[Updated: Oct 3, 2013] As you may know by now CouchPotato is a great little app that automates your media center. In this post, I will present an automatic 1-step CouchPotato V2 installer script for Ubuntu. For simplicity, I am going to call this script AtoMiC CouchPotato V2 Installer (Automated Media Center).
Installation on Windows can be very simple but installing CouchPotato on Ubuntu requires several steps. Essentially, this script will automatically run through various steps described in my Ubuntu CouchPotato installation guide with little or no effort from the user. It will automatically install and start CouchPotato for you but if you prefer to do this yourself you are welcome to follow my full guide. In fact, I strongly urge that you read the full guide first and then come back here if you still prefer to use the 1-step CouchPotato V2 installer script. This way you will know what the script does. So here we go.
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What does the AtoMiC CouchPotato V2 Installer script do?
When you run the CouchPotato V2 installer script, it first gives your basic instructions and warnings, then updates packages, installs essential packages, checks and backups previous CouchPotato installations, downloads the latest CouchPotato from github, creates and installs an autostart script for you, and starts CouchPotato in the browser for initial setup. Below is a summary of what you will see in your commandline when the script runs:
user@ubuntu:~$ ./cp-installer.sh --->CouchPotato installation will start soon. Please read the following carefully. 1. The script has been confirmed to work on Ubuntu and other Ubuntu based distros, including Mint, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu. 2. While several testing runs identified no known issues, LinuXplained.com or the author cannot be held accountable for any problems that might occur due to the script. 3. If you did not run this script with sudo, you maybe asked for your root password during installation. 4. If git and python are not installed they will be installed during the process. These packages are required for CouchPotato to run. Press y/Y and enter to AGREE and continue with the installation or any other key to exit: y --->Updating Packages... ... --->Installing git and python... ... --->Checking for previous versions of CouchPotato... --->Any running CouchPotato processes killed --->Existing CouchPotato init scripts removed ... --->Downloading latest CouchPotato... ... --->Creating new default and init scripts... ... --->Copying init script... --->Updating rc.d to start CouchPotato at boot time... ... --->All done. CouchPotato should start within 10 seconds and your browser should open. If not you can start it using "sudo /etc/init.d/couchpotato" start command. Then open http://localhost:5050 in your browser. ***If this script worked for you, please visit http://www.linuxplained.com and like/follow us. Thank you for using the CouchPotato V2 installer script from LinuXplained.com.*** Starting CouchPotato user@ubuntu:~$
Downloading and Running AtoMiC CouchPotato V2 Installer Script
Download the script using the download button below:
October 03, 2013: Updated to version 1.1 and verified to work on Ubuntu 12.04
March 29, 2013: Version 1.0 initial release
Or, issue the following command:
For some reason if you would like to open/edit the script in Windows, use Notepad++ (Windows Notepad may not open the script correctly). After downloading, ensure that the script has execute privileges:
sudo chmod +x cp-installer.sh
Then, run the CouchPotato V2 installer script using the following command:
Unless you encounter any errors during installation, CouchPotato V2 should open up in a browser in about 10-20 seconds after the 1-step CouchPotato V2 installer script finishes.
Accessing CouchPotato Web Interface
Unlike CouchPotato V1 (uses port 5000), V2 runs on port 5050 by default. So you can access the CouchPotato web interface by going to:
If your CouchPotato server is on your internal network and doesn’t block port 5050 you can also access it through its network IP address (see example below):
If you have port forwarding enabled on your router and you have a domain name referring your server running CouchPotato, you may also view your CouchPotato App through the internet using your domain name:
http://localhost:5050 should be enough.
Configure CouchPotato V2
After you install CouchPotato, you can configure it as described in the following post: How to Configure CouchPotato V2?. It explains all the settings in detail with screenshots. After configuring your CouchPotato, you may return to this post and continue. In order to make CouchPotato function properly, you will have to install and configure SABnzbd to listen to download requests from CouchPotato. Please refer to my SABnzbd installation guide and configuration guide to properly automate downloading movies. As mentioned earlier, you also require a reliable Usenet account. You may get a free Usenet account as described in this post, or go with a reliable Usenet service from Newshosting or Astraweb.
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Starting and Stopping CouchPotato
This script automatically enables autostarting CouchPotato during boot. You can manually start and stop CouchPotato using the webui menu or using the following commands:
sudo /etc/init.d/couchpotato start sudo /etc/init.d/couchpotato stop
Alternatively, you can create bash_aliases to simplify starting, stopping, and restarting CouchPotato using shortcut commands
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That’s it. If the AtoMiC CouchPotato V2 installer script worked for you, please like us or the post, or share your experiences in the comments.Enjoy.
DISCLAIMER: This post is for informational purpose only. LinuXplained and its authors in no way supports or encourage illegal download of copyrighted material.