How To: Auto Install RuTorrent On A VPS / Dedicated Server

How To: Auto Install RuTorrent On A VPS / Dedicated Server

Not everyone is great with linux commands. But github user arakasi72 has created a great auto install script to get you going. Running this script should take about 5-10 minutes instead of the 1-2 hours if you were to do everything manually.

 

Requirements:

Dedicated/VPS Server running the following

  • Ubuntu 12/14/16
  • Debian 7/8

 

rtinst

NOTE 24th April 2016 – Updated to work with Ubuntu 16

NOTE 8th Nov 2015 – Reorganised repository. For existing installations, you will need to manually download and run rtgetscripts:

wget --no-check-certificate https://raw.githubusercontent.com/arakasi72/rtinst/master/scripts/rtgetscripts
sudo bash rtgetscripts

0. 30 Second Guide

Download script

wget --no-check-certificate https://raw.githubusercontent.com/arakasi72/rtinst/master/rtinst.sh

and then to run it:

bash rtinst.sh

or if you run it from a non-root sudo user:

sudo bash rtinst.sh

IMPORTANT: NOTE THE NEW SSH PORT AND MAKE SURE YOU CAN SSH INTO YOUR SERVER BEFORE CLOSING THE EXISTING SESSION

1. Introduction

Seedbox installation

It has been tested with clean installs of:

Ubuntu 12
Ubuntu 13
Ubuntu 14
Ubuntu 15
Ubuntu 16
Debian 7
Debian 8

Services that will be installed and configured are

1. vsftpd - ftp server
2. libtorrent/rtorrent
3. rutorrent
4. Nginx (webserver)
5. autodl-irssi
6. webmin (optional see section 3.7 below)

It takes about 10 minutes to run, depending on your server setup.

After you have run the script and everything is working, I suggest a reboot, the script does not automate this reboot, you need to do it manually using the reboot command.

2. Main Script

Run the script from root, or if you have a sudo user already set up you can run it from there. If for some reason it is interrupted you can run it again to completion. Running the script multiple times will not cause any problems.

First download the script:

wget --no-check-certificate https://raw.githubusercontent.com/arakasi72/rtinst/master/rtinst.sh

and then to run it:

bash rtinst.sh

or if you run it from a non-root sudo user:

sudo bash rtinst.sh

If you run it with the -d option it will enable https downloads, and provide web access to your home directory for https downloads:

bash rtinst.sh -d

if you run it with -l option it will create the rtinst.log file with detailed output.

bash rtinst.sh -l

The script will assign a random ssh port for security purposes. It will display this on the screen when it has finished running and write it to ~/rtinst.info

if you run it with -t option however it will set the ssh port to the standard 22.

bash rtinst.sh -t

IMPORTANT: NOTE THE NEW SSH PORT AND MAKE SURE YOU CAN SSH INTO YOUR SERVER BEFORE CLOSING THE EXISTING SESSION

For security the script assigns ftp to a random port number. You will need to use this port number in your ftp client. It will display the port number at the end of the script, and will also write it to ~/rtinst.info

The script assigns a random rutorrent password, to reset it, logged in as the rutorrent user type into the terminal rtpass

To access that information just use the following command

cat ~/rtinst.info

3. Admin Scripts

A number of additional scripts will be installed that carry out a variety of useful functions. These will be installed by the main script. So you don’t need to remember all the script names you can run rtadmin which will, present a menu to launch the other scripts listed in this section.

sudo rtadmin

If you get an error run the following, you will only need to this once, and subsequently the prior command will work

wget --no-check-certificate https://raw.githubusercontent.com/arakasi72/rtinst/master/scripts/rtgetscripts
sudo bash rtgetscripts

All the scripts are downloaded to /usr/local/bin

3.1 rtgetscripts

This will install update all the rtinst scripts making sure you have the latest versions:

sudo rtgetscripts
3.2 rtadduser

This will add new users. Ensuring there are no conflicts with the existing user ports. You can use it to create brand new users, or reset the config on existing users. If you use it on an existing user, you will NOT lose any torrents, files, of autodl-filters. It will just reset the ports used. To run this:

sudo rtadduser

and enter the information asked for.

3.3 rtremove

WARNING: This will completely remove a user wiping all their config and data, and removing them from the system. To run this:

sudo rtremove

and enter the user name when asked

3.4 rtdload

This script will enable or disable https download

To run:

sudo rtdload

It will tell you the current status, and ask if you want to change it.

If enabled you can access at https://SERVER_IP/download/user_name

3.5 rtupdate

This script can upgrade, (or downgrade), the libtorrent/rtorrent version installed. To run this:

sudo rtupdate
3.6 rutupgrade

This script upgrades Rutorrent. It retains all your config and settings, as well as providing a rollback capability.

To run this:

sudo rutupgrade
3.7 rtwebmin

This will install webmin, (if not already installed), and configure nginx as a reverse proxy allowing you to access webmin using https://SERVER-IP/webmin To run this:

sudo rtwebmin

4. User Scripts

The scripts in this section can be run by any user other than root. They cannot be run by root as they are not applicable to root.

4.1 rtpass

This will allow user to change their rutorrent password. to run this:

rtpass
4.2 rt

This script can stop, start, or restart rtorrent or irssi. Use the arguments stop start or restart, with no arguments it will tell tell you if rtorrent is running or not

examples:

rt
rt stop
rt start
rt restart

If you use the option -i it will switch to irssi

rt -i
rt -i stop
rt -i start
rt -i restart

Source: arakasi72 (https://github.com/arakasi72)

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