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Liferea is an abbreviation for Linux Feed Reader, a news aggregator for online news feeds. It supports the major feed formats including RSS/RDF and Atom and can import and export subscription lists in OPML format. Liferea is intended to be a fast, easy to use, and easy to install news aggregator for GTK+ that can be used with the GNOME desktop.

What is new in version 1.8.12

* Fixes SF #1041: Some GPLv2 license headers were outdated
(reported by Emmanuel Seyman)
* Fixes SF #1044: tt-rss API changed (we now support only 1.6 API)
(patch by Sebastian Noel)
* Fixes XHTML errors caused by extra tags from tt-rss
* Update of German translation

Distinguishing Features

Read articles when offline.
Never read headlines twice from multiple devices!
Full Google Reader and TinyTinyRSS sync!
Supports Google Reader labels (folders)!
Permanently save headlines in news bins.
Match items using search folders.

Install Liferea 1.8.12 in ubuntu 12.10

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:liferea/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install liferea

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2 Comments to “Liferea – The Free News Aggregator on your Linux desktop”

  1. danrgmc says:

    I tried twice to install liferea with this result:
    sudo apt-get install liferea
    [sudo] password for *********:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    liferea
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/226 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 611 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Selecting previously unselected package liferea.
    (Reading database … 296796 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking liferea (from …/liferea_1.8.12-0ppa1_amd64.deb) …
    Processing triggers for menu …
    Processing triggers for gconf2 …
    Processing triggers for man-db …
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index…
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
    Setting up liferea (1.8.12-0ppa1) …
    rmdir: failed to remove `/usr/share/doc/liferea’: Directory not empty
    dpkg: error processing liferea (–configure):
    subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    liferea
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)…any suggestions?

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  2. John says:

    Same problema here. I used liferea for quite some time and it was fine. After formatting my system and reinstalling ubuntu 12.04 (the same one I had), this problem appears to me. It will show everything you install anything else. Not good..

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