Install Mylar Ubuntu for Usenet Comics

mylar usenet comic books logoUsenet is packed full of content including comics. Thanks to developer evilhero you can now automate comic book downloading. You can create a wishlist of all the comic books you want and mylar will search your usenet indexers for the comic books and send them to your usenet downloader. It will also search some private torrent sites and send the .torrent files to your torrent downloader’s watch directory. There are post processing scripts for both Sabnzbd and NZBGet so your comics will be nicely organized and named appropriately.

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 Ubuntu 14.04

Install dependencies for Mylar

sudo apt-get install python python-cherrypy git -y

Git clone Mylar into opt

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

Change ownership of the Mylar directory

sudo chown username:username -R /opt/Mylar

Try running Mylar

python /opt/Mylar/Mylar.py -d

You can access Mylar at http://ip.address:8090/

Autostart Mylar

The init.d script is preferable but if you have problems with it you can use the Mylar Upstart script

Mylar init.d Script

Create the default Mylar configuration file which the init.d script reads

sudo nano /etc/default/mylar

Adjust these values as you see fit

MYLAR_USER=pi
MYLAR_HOME=/opt/Mylar
MYLAR_DATA=/opt/Mylar
MYLAR_PORT=8090

Ctrl+X, Y and Enter

Mylar has an init.d script included so let’s copy that

sudo cp /opt/Mylar/init-scripts/ubuntu.init.d /etc/init.d/mylar

Make the Mylar init.d script executable

sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/mylar

Tell the system to use Mylar’s init.d defaults

sudo update-rc.d mylar defaults

Now you can start Mylar

sudo service mylar start

Mylar Upstart Script

To run Mylar automatically on boot you can use a upstart script. This can be preferred over the old init.d scripts which were not always reliable. Upstart scripts are persistent and as long as they are coded correctly will start up no matter what. They will also restart the program – here Mylar – they are responsible for if it crashes or dies for some reason.

Create the Mylar upstart file

sudo nano /etc/init/mylar.conf

Paste this code, change username to the username you use to log on

#author "HTPCGuides.com"
#description "Upstart Script to run Mylar as a service on Ubuntu/Debian

#Set username for the process
setuid username
setgid username

start on runlevel [2345]

stop on runlevel [016]

respawn

exec python /opt/Mylar/Mylar.py -d

Try and start the service

sudo service mylar start

The terminal should say

mylar start/running, process 1120

If you get any errors about the service not starting then just reboot

sudo reboot

You can access Mylar at http://ip.address:8090/

Now you can Configure Mylar with Sabnzbd or NZBGet.