Go to https://github.com/Kareadita/Kavita/releases/latest and scroll down untill you see the 'assets' section where there's a list of files that you can download
You should download the one that fits your system
chowncommands so Kavita can write to the directory you placed it in.
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Optionally to have Kavita start in the background at boot, you may install it as a systemd service on your operating system. Save the following to a file named kavita.service in the directory
[Unit] Description=Kavita Server After=network.target [Service] User=kavita Group=kavita Type=simple WorkingDirectory=/opt/Kavita ExecStart=/opt/Kavita/Kavita TimeoutStopSec=20 KillMode=process Restart=on-failure [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Note: This file is an example and assumes you have installed Kavita in
/opt/Kavita and you are running it as a separate user.
Please change those settings if that is not the case for you.
Once the file is saved you can run
systemctl start kavita.service to test if it starts correctly, and if does, run
systemctl enable kavita.service and it will start at boot for your system.
Browse to http://localhost:5000 to start using Kavita.
localhost should be replaced with the IP address of the machine that is running Kavita when accessing from inside your network from a different device like a phone or tablet.
For more instructions on how to make Kavita accessible from outside your home network... see Accessing Kavita from external network.
IMPORTANT: If you are updating from a really old version you need to upgrade every 2 versions at a time. Doing otherwise you risk to having to restart with a fresh db
Kavita self-updating is down the road. Expected to be released in v0.6.0 per the project page
Before updating Kavita, stop the program/service from running.
config/to your Kavita install directory.
Warning: If you replace
config/, you will lose your data.