Install Mylar Mac OSX for Usenet Comics

mylar usenet comic books logoMylar is the automatic comic book downloader. It uses Sabnzbd or NZBGet to download comics from usenet. Mylar can also send comic torrent files to your torrent downloader’s watch directory (blackhole method). The easiest way to install Mylar on Mac OSX is to use the Terminal. Do not be afraid, all you have to do is copy and paste some commands. You should be done in less than 5 minutes.

Usenet Provider
Backbone
Retention
Speed
Connections
VPN
Monthly
Annual
UsenetServer
UsenetServer
2265
Unlimited
20
Yes
$10
$95.40
Usenetlink
Cloudgate
2000
100 Mbit
30
No
$15
$140
Astraweb
Astraweb
2264
Unlimited
20
No
$7.50
$96.00
UsenetBucket
XS News
1100
40 Mbit
25
No
€4.95
€60.00
Frugal
Blocknews
600
Unlimited
60
No
$4.99
$50.00

Install Mylar Mac OSX

Install Dependencies

Run the Terminal, found in Finder -> Utilities -> Terminal

You can find it in Applications -> Utilities

mac osx mylar click utilities

Now Scroll down to Terminal and open it

mac osx mylar click terminal

This is the white Mac Terminal.

mac mylar terminal

You will now copy and paste some commands and press Enter

Install command line tools

xcode-select --install

xcode install command line tools

You will get a pop up asking to install command line tools. Click Install.

xcode install command line developer tools

If it says it couldn’t be found then you already have command line tools installed

command line developer tools already installed

Install CherryPy

Mylar requires the python library CherryPy to work

sudo easy_install CherryPy

Now use git to clone the latest Mylar version

git clone https://github.com/evilhero/mylar.git -b development /Applications/Mylar

See if it runs by using this command

python /Applications/Mylar/Mylar.py

You should see the Mylar interface pop up in Safari

install mac osx mylar interface

Create the startup script file

The plist method is recommended, create the Mylar plist file with this command

sudo nano /Library/LaunchDaemons/mylar.plist

Paste this code into the file

<plist version='1.0'>
<dict>
 <key>Label</key>
 <string>Mylar</string>
 <key>ProgramArguments</key>
 <array>
 <string>/usr/bin/python2.7</string>
 <string>/Applications/Mylar/Mylar.py</string>
 </array>
 <key>KeepAlive</key>
 <true/>
</dict>
</plist>

Press Control+X, then Y and Enter

Reboot to test if it works, if it doesn’t you can try the Automator method.

Note: You should only use the plist or the Automator, not both!

If you would rather use an Automator script to startup Mylar at boot

In Finder, open Automator

Mylar choose automator

In Automator, choose application

Install Mylar Mac osx automator choose Application

Make sure the library is shown. The top left corner should show Hide Library.

Click Utilities on the left pane then double click Run Shell Script and it will load an empty script in the Workflow pane on the right

Paste this script and click Run in the top right.

python /Applications/Mylar/Mylar.py

install mylar mac osx input automator

Mylar should pop up in Safari, back in Automator click Stop and then close.

install mylar mac osx automator running

Save it as Mylar, make sure Where and File Format are both set to Application

Install mylar mac osx save automator

Go to the Apple menu, choose System Preferences and then Users and Groups

Scroll down to Users and Groups

Preferences click users and groups

Click the plus sign

Users and Groups

Find the Mylar Application and click Add

install mylar mac osx add login item

Now the login item is added

install mylar mac osx log item added

Reboot to see if it works.

Note: You should only use the plist or the Automator, not both!

Now you can Configure Mylar