Overseerr is a request management web app for Radarr and Sonarr.
The Overseerr docs are very clear about how to install their app:
The Overseerr snap is the only officially supported Linux install method aside from Docker.
Well, I don’t run Docker or snap on my home server, and I don’t plan on starting just for a single app. Let’s see if we can install it by hand, without going through either of these sources.
The Overseerr GitHub repository is at sct/overseerr. They have a Dockerfile, which builds the app for Alpine Linux. We can identify several dependencies:
- Python 3
- NodeJS & yarn
Following along, we can clone the repository ourselves and checkout the latest release tag:
$ git clone https://github.com/sct/overseerr && cd overseerr $ git checkout tags/v1.31.0 -b v1.31.0-branch
Let’s install the build dependencies:
$ yarn install --frozen-lockfile
We will then build the app with yarn (this is going to take some time):
$ yarn build
The last steps in the Dockerfile will clean up the build environment. I didn’t do it, because I’m going to need the dependencies when there’s an update of the app. Anyway, if you want, the commands are:
$ yarn install --production --ignore-scripts --prefer-offline $ rm -rf src server .next/cache
The web app can then be started by running
yarn start. I have created a systemd service file for this:
[Unit] Description=Overseerr request manager for Radarr and Sonarr After=network.target [Service] Type=exec User=overseer Group=overseer WorkingDirectory=/opt/overseerr ExecStart=/usr/bin/yarn start [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target