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cyr0nk0r
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filebot node install on ubuntu

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So filebot node appears very poorly documented in general, especially around how to get it going on if you don't have a synology or using docker.
Does anyone have any documentation I can read on how to get filebot node installed and useable on base ubuntu rather than inside docker?
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Re: filebot node install on ubuntu

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:arrow: If your Ubuntu is a Ubuntu Desktop, then you will want to just use the FileBot Desktop application.


:arrow: If your Ubuntu is a headless Ubuntu Server, then I strongly recommend using the FileBot Desktop application from your Desktop, mount the remote file system via SMB / NFS / SSHFS / WebDAV / etc, and then move / rename files as usual.


:?: What is your reasoning for using FileBot Node? Cannot use the FileBot Desktop application for some reason?


:arrow: If you must use FileBot Node for some reason, then docker is the easiest way to get things running, because docker takes care of everything. Do you have a reason for not using docker perhaps?


:arrow: You can actually use the Dockerfile as reference on how to install FileBot Node on Ubuntu, because literally all it does is install FileBot Node on Ubuntu:
  1. Download and extract the filebot-node_*.tar.xz bundle
  2. Run ./start and that's it (NOTE: you might need to apt install nodejs if nodejs is not already installed)
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Re: filebot node install on ubuntu

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rednoah wrote: 16 Jun 2024, 15:42 :arrow: If your Ubuntu is a headless Ubuntu Server, then I strongly recommend using the FileBot Desktop application from your Desktop, mount the remote file system via SMB / NFS / SSHFS / WebDAV / etc, and then move / rename files as usual.
because windows SMB/CIFS doesn't support hardlinks/symlinks.

I ended up using your filebot-xpra docker image, but see here for other issues I've encountered with it.
Again, mostly centered around documentation. I can figure things out if the documentation were a bit more helpful.

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I've got the license activated, but had to do it manually in the gui because the documentation on passing the --license argument with a path just simply does not work for me.
in fact, so far, trying to pass anything after the "rednoah/filebot:xpra" in the docker run doesn't really seem to do anything.
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cyr0nk0r wrote: 17 Jun 2024, 04:04 because windows SMB/CIFS doesn't support hardlinks/symlinks.
:arrow: You can create hardlinks from Windows on a remote SMB network share. Confirmed to work on Windows 11 / Synology NAS.

AFAIK, Windows has implemented support for the SMB UNIX extensions for quite some time. So if it doesn't work, then it might just be a matter enabling the UNIX extensions on your NAS.
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