Part 1: Installation of Debian and Transmission
Part 2: Installation of Sickbeard and Plex
Part 3: Configuration
Download the appropiate netinst from http://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst. In our case we will be downloading the amd64 version (to create this tutorial I use a clean install on VMware). If you use a netbook you probably need the i386 version.
Install Debian with nothing selected except the standard system utilities, we only want the console (but if you want, you can always install the desktop environment).
Next-next-next through the setup and finish the installation till you're at the command prompt.
Now add your user to the super user group
$ su $ apt-get install sudo $ adduser <yourusername> sudo $ exitand install transmission:
$ sudo apt-get install transmission-daemon $ sudo apt-get install vim $ sudo vim /etc/transmission-daemon/settings.jsonchange the following settings (please note that this is not security best practice; use your router to prevent access to your machines from outside your lan):
"ratio-limit-enabled": true, "rpc-authentication-required": false, "rpc-whitelist-enabled": false,and add the following 2 settings at the bottom (before the }) to add a watch directory:
"watch-dir": "/var/lib/transmission-daemon/torrents", "watch-dir-enabled": trueThe following step is to create the watch directory and reload the daemon
$ sudo mkdir /var/lib/transmission-daemon/torrents $ sudo chown debian-transmission:debian-transmission /var/lib/transmission-daemon/torrents $ sudo /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon reloadOnce everything is done you can validate transmission with your browser by going to: http://<serverip>:9091/transmission/web/
to retrieve the ip of your server run: $ sudo ifconfig
Super easy! In the next post we will install sickbeard and plex!