Paperless NGX scanned document management software

I just want to request Dietpi developers please add paperless-ngx. this type of program is very good for normal household document management. there are official baremetal installation instructions are here.

but for newbie user like me it is very difficult. I am not able to go beyond dietpi given software. If possible please add this software also in dietpi list. Please inform me if any software already available in dietpi list which capable to do these task. then alternatively i will use that software.


I will really appreciate if some expert write step by step commands based on dietpi specific to manual install this software on already running dietpi server. thanks

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On that link you provided it pretty much gives you the commands for installing the dependencies and then installing the application

It also has a pretty interesting one line install for docker as well

  1. Make sure that docker and docker-compose are installed.
  2. Download and run the installation script:
bash -c "$(curl -L"

It’s more or less copy/paste and it should work…however it might not have an ARM compile for the binary

It gives you many hints but it would be still a lot of fiddling around with various settings which I can understand to be a challenge for many (me included)

I therefore support the initial request to make the install of paperless even smoother and safer if the dietpi experts found time to add this to the dietpi software catalogue.

Certainly a useful addition.


I figured it out to install paperless ngx. Some tweaks required but now working incl accessl from outside my network.

Please guide me also. i also want to install this on my dietpi machine & not want to go towards docker.

I did go via the docker route.

The bare metal was to daunting for me… didn’t want to mess with the system as is.

Docker was easy enough

Thanks. In past i many time divert towards docker. but within a week i came back to dietpi installation. as per my past experience dietpi is rock solid platform. in raspberry pi or low cpu devices docker create system unstable and more resource consumption. upto now i am very happy with dietpi operating system. i remember i bought raspberry pi in year 2016 & still it is working solid on dietpi. dietpi it self very stable as well as its maintainer very helpful in forum. thanks to dietpi team for their hard work.


Yeah, on low memory systems, Docker could be a pain as it’s allocating around 100MB ram for the Docker engine, not even having a single container started. However, on SBC like RPI4 2GB+ it should not matter that much.