If you are anything like me , you like to have dedicated Services which do stuff for you. One of the Services I like in particular is pyLoad . This program you be used to automatically load files from OneClick Hosters. This is esspecially useful if you run this on a small computer like the Raspberry Pi  and dump the downloaded data to a central Storage like a NAS.
There are lots of blogposts out there which detail how to install pyLoad on a RaspberryPi [4, 5, 6]. For most parts I don’t really want to say anything against these, but there was one point in particular that I dislike about all of these. This is the reason why I am now writing my own guide. So let’s get started.
In the following I assume that you are running a Raspberry Pi with a recent version of Raspbian. At the point of writing this means you are running some version of Debian Jessie. This is the first reason for this guide, because most guides are written for older Debain versions and they don’t care about things like systemd.
First we are going to create a system user for running pyload.
sudo adduser --system pyload
Next we are installing some dependencies for pyLoad.
First make sure that you have the following two lines in your
deb http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie main contrib non-free rpi deb-src http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie main contrib non-free rpi
Then we update our package list and install the dependencies.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -y install git liblept4 python python-crypto python-pycurl python-imaging tesseract-ocr zip unzip python-openssl libmozjs-24-bin sudo apt-get -y build-dep rar unrar-nonfree sudo apt-get source -b unrar-nonfree sudo dpkg -i unrar_*_armhf.deb sudo rm -rf unrar-*
On older versions of Debian there was the package
spidermonkey-bin, which was more or less equivalent to libmozjs, but newer versions don’t ship this anymore.
To get spidermonkey (let’s just call it that) running with pyLoad we need to create a symlink.
cd /usr/bin ln -s js24 js
Now we can download the current version of pyLoad and install that. We are using the current git version which is a bit newer that the latest release.
cd /opt sudo git clone https://github.com/pyload/pyload.git cd pyload sudo -u pyload python pyLoadCore.py
The last line should start the configuration wizard of pyload and create an initial setup. Just follow the on-screen instructions. If everything went well you should have a running pyLoad instance.
If you want to start pyload at every reboot you can create a systemd service file for that. Just create a new file
sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/pyload.service
and dump the following code in there.
[Unit] Description=Python Downloader After=network.target [Service] User=pyload ExecStart=/usr/bin/python /opt/pyload/pyLoadCore.py [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Now we need to activate this rule with systemd.
sudo systemctl enable pyload.service
After a reboot this should automatically be executed and you can see the status of the service with
sudo systemctl status pyload
I hope this guide is helping you in getting pyload running. Even if you already have a running version, you might want to change your js interpreter if you are currently using rhino.