FreshRSS

RSS aggregator, available at freshrss.altpeter.me.

Setup

  1. Install dependencies: apt install curl mysql-server apache2 php php-xml php-curl php-mysql php-json php-mbstring php-gmp php-intl php-zip

  2. Enable required Apache modules: a2enmod headers expires rewrite

  3. Secure MySQL by running mysql_secure_installation, create the database and user by running mysql -e "CREATE DATABASE freshrss; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON freshrss.* TO 'freshrss'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'abc'" and save the password as ~/.my.cnf:

    [client]
    user=freshrss
    password=abc
  4. Download and unpack FreshRSS: wget https://github.com/FreshRSS/FreshRSS/archive/master.zip -O frss-tmp.zip; unzip frss-tmp.zip; mv FreshRSS-master/* /var/www; rm -r frss-tmp.zip FreshRSS-master

  5. Configure the Apache virtual host in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf:

    <VirtualHost *:80>
        DocumentRoot /var/www/p          
    
        <Directory /var/www/p>
                AllowOverride AuthConfig FileInfo Indexes Limit
                Require all granted
        </Directory>
    
        ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/freshrss_error.log
        CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/freshrss_access.log combined
    
        AllowEncodedSlashes On
    </VirtualHost>
  6. Make sure Apache has access to all necessary files: chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www

  7. Restart Apache: systemctl restart apache2

  8. Open the web page in a browser and walk through the installation wizard.

  9. Create a cronjob using crontab -e to automatically update the feeds: */5 * * * * www-data php -f /var/www/app/actualize_script.php > /tmp/FreshRSS.log 2>&1

  10. Install the ThreePanesView extension: wget https://framagit.org/nicofrand/xextension-threepanesview/-/archive/master/xextension-threepanesview-master.zip -O tpv-tmp.zip; unzip tpv-tmp.zip -d /var/www/extensions; rm -r tpv-tmp.zip

  11. If necessary, fix the base_url in /var/www/data/config.php.

Updates

Updates can be installed through the web interface.

References