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Install SickGear on Ubuntu Server – Easy AtoMiC Method

It is easy to install SickGear on Ubuntu server. With this tutorial you will learn how to get SickGear up and running on Ubuntu Server 16.04 using the AtoMiC ToolKit tool. SickGear is an evolved version of SickBeard, with improved stability and reliability, as well as innovative features to download and manage your TV shows library. SickGear allows you to download new episodes as soon as they become available via download software such as bittorrent clients or NZB newsgrabbers. [Read: CouchPotato vs SickBeard, SickRage, or Sonarr for beginners]

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Install SickGear on Ubuntu Server with AtoMiC ToolKit

If you use AtoMiC ToolKit you will be able to perform SickGear installation on Ubuntu automatically. This makes it easier for inexperienced users or simply for those who don’t want to use the command line. If you prefer a convenient and easy method to install SickGear on Ubuntu then you can do so with the AtoMiC ToolKit. You could use AtoMiC ToolKit to install SickGear on Debian, though this has not been tested yet.

You can install SickBeard on Ubuntu and even Sonarr if you use the AtoMiC ToolKit. We have already got tutorials on how to install SickBeard on Ubuntu with AtoMiC ToolKit with AtoMiC ToolKit and how to get SickRage on Ubuntu with AtoMiC ToolKit. Without further ado, let’s learn how to use this tool to install SickGear on Ubuntu.

1. Download and Run AtoMiC ToolKit

To install SickGear on Ubuntu server with the AtoMiC ToolKit, you first have to download and install the tool on your system. After you install AtoMiC ToolKit, you can use it to get more apps on your system via its new GUI. Execute these commands in order, only one line at a time.

sudo apt-get -y install git-core
git clone https://github.com/htpcBeginner/AtoMiC-ToolKit ~/AtoMiC-ToolKit
cd ~/AtoMiC-ToolKit
sudo bash setup.sh

With these commands, you install git-core as superuser. After that, the git-clone command downloads the latest version of AtoMiC ToolKit. Then all the script needs to do is move to the AtoMiC ToolKit folder and run setup.sh, which is done in the last two lines of the script.

2. Agree to Disclaimers and Username

Although this script works for many users, its performance cannot be guaranteed in all environments. Therefore, it is necessary for you to read and accept the disclaimer in order to use it.

Install SickGear on Ubuntu AtoMiC
Agree to the disclaimer and set your username to start installation of AtoMiC ToolKit.

After that, provide an username for you to run the SickGear install. In the picture the username selected is alejandro, which was the username set on the machine. However, you should typically choose your system login name to avoid conflicts. Press enter to continue with the SickGear installation on Ubuntu.

3. SickGear Installation on Ubuntu

From AtoMiC ToolKit main menu, select SickGear. This is done with the arrow keys. Press Enter after you have performed your selection.

Install SickGear on Debian select
Select SickGear from the AtoMiC ToolKit menu in order to start installing it on your system.

Next, select Install SickGear and press Enter to install SickGear on Ubuntu.

SickGear Installation on Ubuntu start
Select Install in order to start SickGear Ubuntu Installation.

Make sure the correct script is selected. You should see AtoMiC SickGear Installer Script in green letters. Press Enter to confirm your selection.

SickGear Installation Ubuntu Server confirm
Check if the SickGear Installer script has been selected and then press Enter.

Now you wait. When the script is completed, read the output and check if there have been no errors during the installation.

Ubuntu Server Install SickGear check
Check if there are no obvious errors, and then press Enter to continue.

You have successfully completed the process to install SickGear on Ubuntu. Now you can check a few things with the help of AtoMiC ToolKit.

4. Access SickGear

You can access SickGear locally from the URL http://localhost:8081 with any web browser. If you want to know how to access SickGear from any system, whether local or remote, AtoMiC ToolKit can help you. All you need to do is selecting Access Details from the SickGear submenu in AtoMiC ToolKit.

SickGear on Ubuntu Access details
Check SickGear access details using the AtoMiC ToolKit interface.

The script will run and give you the URLs you can use according to your situation as its output. Use one of these suggested URLs depending on your particular setup in order to access SickGear installation on Ubuntu.

AtoMiC Ubuntu SickGear URLs
AtoMiC ToolKit will display the URLs you can use to access SickGear install.

If you want to connect to SickGear from another location other than your Local network, and if your system is behind a router or gateway, you will need to configure your ports. Use our guide to setup port forwarding on router and you will also be able to manage SickGear through your smartphone or tablet. [Read: 5 Must have Android apps for HTPC or Home Server control]

Install SickGear Ubuntu confirm
If you can access SickGear interface from your browser, then the installation was successful.

5. What to do after you install SickGear on Ubuntu?

Check if the installation was successful. If it was, you should be able to access SickGear from your web browser. You will not see any shows until you add them though. You can also install SickRage on Ubuntu or Install SickBeard on Ubuntu if you want alternatives to this software. Installing software on your Ubuntu Server has never been easier than it is now, if you let AtoMiC ToolKit help you!

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About the author

Alejandro

Alejandro is an electrical engineer, working as a software developer and part-time writer. He has a passion for technology, languages and games, and has been around the web since 2004.