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How to install Jackett on Ubuntu


Table of contents
  1. Getting started
    1. Prerequisites
    2. Update
    3. Install qemu-guest-agent
  2. .NET
  3. Install Jackett
  4. Fault finding
  5. Authors
  6. Acknowledgments

Getting started


  • Proxmox Virtual Environment 6.1-5
  • Ubuntu 18.04.3 Server


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Install qemu-guest-agent

The qemu-guest-agent is a helper daemon, which is installed in the guest. It is used to exchange information between the host and guest, and to execute command in the guest.

In Proxmox VE, the qemu-guest-agent is used for mainly two things:

To properly shutdown the guest, instead of relying on ACPI commands or windows policies To freeze the guest file system when making a backup (on windows, use the volume shadow copy service VSS).

jack@ett:~$ sudo apt-get install qemu-guest-agent
jack@ett::~$ sudo shutdown now

In Proxmox, go to Options and Enable by selecting Use QEMU Guest Agent. Start your VM again.


jack@ett:/tmp$ sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev bzip2 mono-devel

Install Jackett

Go to, download the latest Jackett.Binaries.Mono.LinuxAMD64.tar.gz (copy link):

jack@ett::~$ cd /tmp/
jack@ett::/tmp$ wget

Unpack the Jackett release:

jack@ett::/tmp$ tar -xvf Jackett.Binaries.LinuxAMDx64.tar.gz 

Make the Jackett installation folder:

jack@ett::/tmp$ sudo mkdir /opt/jackett

Move the unzipped Jackett installation:

jack@ett::/tmp$ sudo mv Jackett/* /opt/jackett/

Change ownership of /opt/jackett to your main user:

jack@ett::/tmp$ sudo chown -R jack:jack /opt/jackett/

Test running Jackett which runs on port 9117 http://ip.address:9117

jack@ett::/tmp$ cd /opt/jackett/
jack@ett::/opt/jackett$ ./jackett

Runs OK? Then you can opt in to start Jackett at boot. Let us execute service systemd script to configure this:

jack@ett::/opt/jackett$ ./jackett sudo ./
jack@ett::/opt/jackett$ sudo systemctl status jackett.service
jack@ett::/opt/jackett$ sudo systemctl enable jackett.service

Fault finding

root@jackett:~# curl
curl: (7) Failed to connect to port 9117: Connection refused

This is what I have found out so far:

root@ett:/home/jackett/_jackett# systemctl status jackett
* jackett.service - Jackett Daemon
     Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/jackett.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: activating (auto-restart) since Tue 2021-05-18 15:01:43 CEST; 4s ago
    Process: 7994 ExecStart=/bin/sh /opt/jackett/ (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
   Main PID: 7994 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

May 18 15:01:43 ett systemd[1]: jackett.service: Succeeded.

But it is not listening on any interfaces:

root@ett:/home/jackett/_jackett# ss -tulp
Netid State   Recv-Q  Send-Q       Local Address:Port     Peer Address:Port Process                                    
udp   UNCONN  0       0  *     users:(("systemd-resolve",pid=106,fd=12)) 
udp   UNCONN  0       0*     users:(("systemd-network",pid=89,fd=18))  
tcp   LISTEN  0       4096*     users:(("systemd-resolve",pid=106,fd=13)) 
tcp   LISTEN  0       128       *     users:(("sshd",pid=139,fd=3))             
tcp   LISTEN  0       100    *     users:(("master",pid=295,fd=13))          
tcp   LISTEN  0       128                   [::]:ssh              [::]:*     users:(("sshd",pid=139,fd=4))             
tcp   LISTEN  0       100                  [::1]:smtp             [::]:*     users:(("master",pid=295,fd=14)) 

Do not know what has happened, it was just down (probably a corrupted install)

root@ett:/home/jackett/.config/Jackett# tail updater.txt.20210425.00000.txt 
2021-04-25 05:16:19.2620 Info Copied 
2021-04-25 05:16:19.2635 Info Attempting to copy libSystem.Net.Security.Native.a from source: /tmp/JackettUpdate-v0.17.938-637549245756703242/Jackett/libSystem.Net.Security.Native.a to destination: /opt/jackett/libSystem.Net.Security.Native.a 
2021-04-25 05:16:19.2698 Info Copied libSystem.Net.Security.Native.a 
2021-04-25 05:16:19.2698 Info Attempting to copy from source: /tmp/JackettUpdate-v0.17.938-637549245756703242/Jackett/ to destination: /opt/jackett/ 
2021-04-25 05:16:19.2698 Info Copied 
2021-04-25 05:16:19.2698 Info Attempting to copy libSystem.Security.Cryptography.Native.OpenSsl.a from source: /tmp/JackettUpdate-v0.17.938-637549245756703242/Jackett/libSystem.Security.Cryptography.Native.OpenSsl.a to destination: /opt/jackett/libSystem.Security.Cryptography.Native.OpenSsl.a 
2021-04-25 05:16:19.2723 Info Copied libSystem.Security.Cryptography.Native.OpenSsl.a 
2021-04-25 05:16:19.2723 Info Attempting to copy from source: /tmp/JackettUpdate-v0.17.938-637549245756703242/Jackett/ to destination: /opt/jackett/ 
2021-04-25 05:16:19.2723 Info Copied 
2021-04-25 05:16:19.2754 Info Attempting to copy LICENSE from source: /tmp/JackettUpdate-v0.17.938-637549245756703242/Jackett/LICENSE to destination: /opt/jackett/LICENSE 

Think I’ll just try to backup my settings and throw in a new install. ..


Mr. Johnson