The official App
If you just want to use SABnzbd, we provide a packaged application (for PPC/x86) available here: sabnzbd.org/download
Pick the right folder for your OSX version and drag SABnzbd to the Applications folder.
How to run from sources on OSX
If for some reason you don't want to use the app, you can install from source.
For OSX 10.4 you needed to install Python first. OSX 10.5 and above already has it installed
Download & Install:
GCC compiler from the XCode installer. This is also on your OS X install DVD.
Install these packages (clicking will start download).
Extract the above four archives and open terminal.app.
Change directory to the Cheetah-2.0.1 folder that you've extracted.
If the folder is on your desktop then type
cd ~/Desktop/Cheetah-2.0.1/ python setup.py install
Repeat for the other three packages
Finally, download SABnzbd-0.5.4-osx-src.tar.gz, unpack into any folder (e.g. ~/SABnzbd).
Don't compile or anything, just run from source:
cd SABnzbd/ ./SABnzbd.py
Your default web browser should now start and show the user interface of SABnzbd.
Changes to the active template do not require a SABnzbd restart.
Running from Terminal1
Since the "-d" option of SABnzbd+ is not working under Leopard, we need to create a daemon environment. This can easily be done by running the command in screen. This also adds running at a low priority so that it willl affect system performance less. The final command looks like this (provided that SABnzbd+ is still on your desktop):
cd SABnzbd/ /usr/bin/screen -m -d /usr/bin/nice -n 20 ~/SABnzbd/SABnzbd.py -b 0
- screen -m -d: starts the command in a detached screen.
- nice -n 20: starts the command with the lowest processor priority.
- SABnzbd.py -b 0: starts the SABnzbd+ without autostarting your browser.
Start SABnzbd+ at boottime
Run this script in crontab periodically, so that SABnzb+ is started at boottime and will be kept running.
#!/bin/bash active=$(/bin/ps aux | grep -v grep | grep SABnzbd.py) if [ "$active" = "" ] then /usr/bin/screen -m -d /usr/bin/nice -n 20 ~/SABnzbd/SABnzbd.py -b 0 fi