To install Couchpotato v2 in XBMCbuntu or Ubuntu follow the guide below :-
In this guide I have assumed the following :-
Media Server IP : 192.168.1.75
Username : xbmc
Password : xbmc
First of all SSH to your media server. Login as xbmc
Then we need to install the git client so we can install and update couchpotato from git.
sudo apt-get install git-core
Input the password for xbmc
Press Y to continue
Once Git is installed we can then download couchpotato. In this guide I will be installing it into my users home directory
Change to the home directory
Pull down CouchPotato from github.
git clone https://github.com/RuudBurger/CouchPotatoServer.git
Rename the folder to something more meaningful. The dot before hides the folder.
mv CouchPotatoServer .couchpotato
Now we need to make CouchPotato startup when your server boots up.
To make bootable we need to put a file in the init folder.
sudo cp .couchpotato/init/ubuntu /etc/init.d/couchpotato
Before we edit the file we just copied we need to find out the full path of where CouchPotato is installed.
To find out what folder we are in type
This returns the value /home/xbmc/
We now need to Add on .couchpotato/ to the end of it.
So for my home the full path would be /home/xbmc/.couchpotato/
Now were ready to edit the startup file.
sudo nano /etc/init.d/couchpotato
Change RUNS_AS to your username. For me this is xbmc
Change the app_path value to the path we determined above. Mine would be.
Once happy press CTRL+X.
Y to confirm and then Enter to Overwrite
We now need to make it launchable
sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/couchpotato
Then update the startup
sudo update-rc.d couchpotato defaults
Reboot your media server
You should now be able to access CouchPotato at the address http://yourIP:5050.
In my example mine would be.