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SABnzbd 0.7.16 Released: Installation and Upgrade

written by Anand September 30, 2013

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 releases SABnzbd 0.7.16 update.

SABnzbd 0.7.16

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What's New in SABnzbd 0.7.16

SABnzbd 0.7.16 brings these changes and improvements:

  • Bug fixes

    • Fix false encryption alarms for some posts
    • Fix for faulty par2cmdline on some embedded Unix systems
  • Features

    • Add "password" box to Plush's job details page
    • Add special "sanitize_safe" to remove unsupported Windows characters on other platforms. This solves issues when using NAS shares from Windows.
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Release announcement is available here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Installation
Windows Installation
SABnzbd Configuration Instructions

Upgrade Instructions

Before upgrading from version 0.6 be sure to read this. If you followed our installation guide for Ubuntu, then you can upgrade to SABnzbd 0.7.16 using the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

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

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