How to install CouchPotato in Ubuntu 16.04 error

I have tried to install Couchpotato on two different Ubuntu 16.04 servers andd it seems the couch potato code will not run giveing the followin error.

any ideas


Job for couchpotato.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status couchpotato.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.


the error code was 203


● couchpotato.service - CouchPotato application instance Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/couchpotato.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2018-05-15 13:17:21 AEST; 21min ago Process: 25940 ExecStart=/var/www/CouchPotatoServer/ (code=exited, status=203/EXEC) Main PID: 25940 (code=exited, status=203/EXEC)

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user image Author :   Keith

you can see the exact outcome for the error you are getting in journalctl -xe command, just tell us what you are getting in that error and also show your configuration file /etc/default/couchpotato what values you have entered in it, i think you have some misconfiguration in that file.

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parthiban May 16, 2018
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Thanks here is the configuration in /etc/default/couchpotato

COPY THIS FILE TO /etc/default/couchpotato

Accepted variables with default values -if any- in parentheses:

username to run couchpotato under (couchpotato)


directory of (/opt/couchpotato)


directory of couchpotato's db, cache and logs (/var/opt/couchpotato)


full path of (/var/run/couchpotato/


full path of the python binary (/usr/bin/python)


extra cli options for couchpotato, see ' --help'


extra options for start-stop-daemon, see 'man start-stop-daemon'


journalctl -xe does not work on my system I am using webmin which log file should i be looking at ? thanks for you help

PS i can start CP manually with /opt/couchpotato$ python CouchPotatoServer/

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Keith May 16, 2018
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