Cardigann is a Torznab indexer like Jackett. After installing Cardigann on Ubuntu 16.04 you can add custom torrent indexers/trackers to Sonarr, SickRage and CouchPotato. Cardigann is written in Go which makes it lighter and requires no dependencies like mono on Linux. It’s also hosted on github and they are looking for a new maintainer. This guide will show you how to install Cardigann on Ubuntu 16.04.
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Install Cardigann on Ubuntu 16.04
Create a folder for Cardigann and change the ownership of the folder to your regular
mkdir /opt/cardigann sudo chown -R user:user /opt/cardigann
The latest compiled Cardigann can be found here.
I am assuming you have a 64 bit installation, if you are on a Raspberry Pi or any ARM based device you will need to use the tar.gz ARM version
cd /tmp wget https://bin.equinox.io/c/3u8U4iwUn6o/cardigann-stable-linux-amd64.tgz tar -xf cardigann-stable-linux-amd64.tgz -C /opt/cardigann
Enter the Cardigann folder and run the command to test if it will run.
With these parameters you can access Cardigann on port
5060 on all network adapters so you can access it by its local IP address.
You can set a passphrase like
cd /opt/cardigann ./cardigann server --bind="0.0.0.0" --port="5060" --passphrase="htpcguides"
You should see this output showing that Cardigann is running and can now access it at its IP address http://ip.address:5060
INFO Cardigann 1.9.10 INFO Reading config from /home/htpcguides/.config/cardigann/config.json INFO Found 0 indexers enabled in configuration INFO Listening on 0.0.0.0:5060
Ctrl+C in the SSH terminal to kill Cardigann so you can create the system service.
Cardigann Systemd Service
Cardigann does have a system command to install a service but the configuration file was not being automatically created so I made this systemd service instead.
Create the Cardigann systemd configuration file
sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/cardigann.service
Paste this Watcher systemd file and remember to change
htpcguides to your user.
Change the passphrase
htpcguides as well to what you chose.
[Unit] Description=Cardigann Daemon [Service] User=htpcguides Group=htpcguides Type=simple GuessMainPID=no ExecStart=/opt/cardigann/cardigann server --bind="0.0.0.0" --port="5060" --passphrase="htpcguides" Restart=always RestartSec=120 [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Enable the Cardigann systemd service
sudo systemctl enable cardigann
Start the Cardigann systemd service
sudo service cardigann start
That should do it and you can start adding your custom indexers