Which installation method is best for me?

This is a by-OS breakdown of how you can install the software on your machine.
As LRR is a server app first and foremost, its setup is a bit more complex than your usual Desktop application. However, a lot of work as been done behind the scenes to make it easy!
Look at the methods below for something that fits your OS and usage.

Linux/macOS: Homebrew

Homebrew allows you to quickly setup LRR on macOS and Linux without relying on containers or modifying your preinstalled system libaries.

Windows 10/11: LRR for Windows

This method works on 64-bit editions of Windows 10 only.
I provide a dedicated installer for Windows machines as of 0.6.0, complete with a GUI and autostart.

Linux/macOS/Windows 10: Docker

Taking a page from sysadmin books, you can easily install LRR as a container with Docker. They're lightweight, easy to update, and automatically built/tested. I recommend this for NAS setups!

Linux/macOS: Installing from Source

Installing from source is a more involved procedure, but it does put you in full control and able to hack up the app's files as you wish.

Linux/Community: Community provided install packages

Ready-to-install packages provided by voluntary maintainers or by a linux distribution itself.


Similar to installing from source with an altered process for FreeBSD compatability.

Windows 7 or 8: don't

I really hope you guys don't do this
Switch to 10 or Linux.