Manually installing Jackett on your TrueNAS media server is essential to ensure that you are up to date with accessing the latest torrent download sites and to ensure you are more likely to find all your torrents and newsgroups files. Jackett works as a proxy server: it translates queries from apps (such as Sonarr, Radarr, SickRage, CouchPotato, Mylar, etc) into tracker-site-specific http queries, parses the html response, then sends results back to the requesting software. This allows for getting recent uploads (like RSS) and performing searches. Jackett is a single repository of maintained indexer scraping and translation logic – removing the burden from the other apps and greatly increasing the ability to find and reliably download torrent files. This article will show you how to install Jackett from the FreeBSD repository and then update it manually to the latest version from the GitHub page to the most recent version of the software. So lets jump right in and begin the install and update.
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