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SABnzbd 1.0.0RC5: Installation and Upgrade

SABnzbd is a free and open source newsgrabber that makes Usenet as simple and streamlined as possible by automating almost all tasks. It is a must-have companion for media center enthusiasts for apps such as CouchPotato to download movies and Sick Beard to download TV shows. This post introduces the recently released SABnzbd 1.0.0RC5 release.

SABnzbd 1.0.0RC5
SABnzbd 1.0.0RC5

What’s New in SABnzbd 1.0.0RC5?

SABnzbd 1.0.0RC5 is the last test release before the final SABnzbd release 1.0.o, and it brings the following changes and improvements:

SABnzbd 1.0.0RC5 (Mar-11-2016)


  • Fix SABnzbd icon in OSX El Capitan’s Notification Center
  • Show user’s public IPV4 when an IPV6 is also available
  • Suppress warning about bad ratings file when rating feature is off
  • Fix Glitter’s speed display in below-1MB/s range

See the known issues in SABnzbd 1.0.0RC5.

You can check the most recent RC announcement for SABnzbd here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Installation
Windows Installation
SABnzbd Configuration

Upgrade Instructions

Before upgrading from version 0.7.20 be sure to read this. If you followed our installation guide for Ubuntu, then you can upgrade to SABnzbd 1.0.0 once it’s released using the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

On Windows, just download the latest .exe from here when it’s released and install it as you would setup any program on Windows.

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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.