SABnzbd installation

Before I attempt to make a HOWTO document, can someone try these (very) rough directions to install sabnzbd? I got it working and want to see if this will work for others:

Sabnzbd
Make sure you have the dev bundles installed and git

#par2
cd /opt
sudo git clone https://github.com/Parchive/par2cmdline.git
sudo ./automake.sh
sudo ./configure
sudo make
sudo make install

#unrar
https://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
or https://www.rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-x64-5.8.b4.tar.gz
extract to /opt/rar
cd /usr/bin
sudo ln -s /opt/rar/unrar unrar
sudo ln -s /opt/rar/rar rar

#SABnzb python 3 version
cd /opt
git clone https://github.com/sabnzbd/sabnzbd.git
cd sabnzbd/

#this cmd did not work with sudo for me, had to ‘su -’ and run this from /opt/sabnzbd
pip3 install -r requirements.txt -U

#b0 prevents browser from auto-launching
./SABnzbd.py -b0
open http://127.0.0.1:8080/

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You shouldn’t sudo any of these commands. This is actually dangerous. Only the make install should be run with sudo.

The general pattern is to download to somewhere in your /home folder, and do:

./configure
make
sudo make install

Thanks! I’m about to redo with a clean install and I will update the directions and test.