February 18, 2007 · General · Email This Post

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hellanzb is a Python application designed for *nix environments that retrieves nzb files and fully processes them. The goal being to make getting files from Usenet (e.g.: Giganews Newsgroups) as hands-free as possible. Once fully installed, all thats required is moving an nzb file to the queue directory. The rest; fetching, par-checking, un-raring, etc. is taken care of by hellanzb.

Prerequisites

twisted

You will want the command line (CLI) versions of the following

rar (or unrar) -- rar extraction tool

par2cmdline -- par/par2 Parity checker

Optional

mac --- Monkey Audio decoding

flac --- Free Lossless Audio Codec decoding

Install Hellanzb in Ubuntu

Preparing Your System

Open a terminal

Install the following packages

sudo apt-get install python-dev python-twisted unrar par2

Now you need to Download the latest version of Hellanzb from here

wget http://www.hellanzb.com/distfiles/hellanzb-0.11.tar.gz

Unpack this using the following command

sudo tar -xzvf hellanzb-0.11.tar.gz

Change the directory with the following command

cd hellanzb-0.11

Run the install script using the following command

python setup.py install

Copy the sample configuration file using the following commnd

sudo cp /usr/etc/hellanzb.conf.sample /usr/etc/hellanzb.conf

Configure Hellanzb settings

sudo vi /usr/etc/hellanzb.conf.sample

Look for defineServer and change the account settings to your usenet account settings.Change the PREFIX dir to:

/home/your-user-name/

You can change the other directories to your preference but it is not needed. There are also a lot of other options in the config file, change if needed.

If you want to Run the program use the following command

hellanzb.py

Download a NZB file and place it in

/home/your-user-dir/nzb/daemon.queue/

or whatever directory you choose in the config file.

Finished files will be in

/home/your-user-dir/usenet/

Web Interface for hellanzb

hellahella

The hellahella web interface is written using a new Python framework called Pylons. A official release of hellahella is not currently available, however the development version is quite stable and is being used extensively on a variety of platforms.

Download and install from here

Zussaweb

Zussaweb is a php based web interface for the hellanzb program. Hellanzb is a fully automated console based usenet binary file retriever. Zussaweb functions as the web interface, featuring queue manipulation, status messages, nzb file uploads and more.

Download and install Zussaweb from here

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7 Comments to “NZB, PAR and UNRAR all-in-one Using Hellanzb”

  1. rob says:

    I’ve got this working to the point that all files are downloaded to
    PREFIX_DIR/usenet/[dir] .

    Is there a way to auto process the rar and par2 files?

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  2. George says:

    REPLACE:

    Configure Hellanzb settings
    sudo vi /usr/etc/hellanzb.conf.sample

    WITH:

    sudo vi /usr/etc/hellanzb.conf.sample

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  3. George says:

    Sorry,. I meant replace with

    sudo vi /usr/etc/hellanzb.conf

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  4. Jos says:

    A new version of zussaweb is available at zussaweb.mijnflat.net

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  5. Andrea Gelmini says:

    Hi,
    instead of

    sudo cp /usr/etc/hellanzb.conf.sample /usr/etc/hellanzb.conf

    each user can have his own config in

    $HOME/.hellanzb/hellanzb.conf

    Bye,
    Gelma

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  6. malocite says:

    You need to make a small change to your guide and remove the www from the address otherwise you get a 302 without location error. Use the same address without the www and the file downloads correctly

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  7. jdog says:

    Just use LottaNZB it can even be installed via synaptic package manager, it unrar repairs pars everything!

    [Reply]

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