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Tiny Tiny RSS is an open source web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) aggregator, designed to allow you to read news from any location, while feeling as close to a real desktop application as possible.


Install tt-rss from the official repositories.

tt-rss is installed into /usr/share/webapps/tt-rss/; you'll need to make this directory available from your web server. The simplest way is to do

# ln -s /usr/share/webapps/tt-rss /srv/http/tt-rss 

Set up php and database

You'll need to set up a database, either MySQL or PostgreSQL. Create a user and database, e.g. with mysql:

$ mysql -p -u root
mysql> CREATE USER 'ttrss'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'somepassword';
mysql> CREATE DATABASE ttrss;
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON ttrss.* TO "ttrss"@"localhost" IDENTIFIED BY 'somepassword';

You also need to add some paths to /etc/php/php.ini (starting with PHP 7.0 it is unset by default, so no change is required):

open_basedir = ... :/usr/share/webapps/:/etc/webapps/:/var/lib/tt-rss

In the same file, enable the following modules: # might be an alternative

Application initialization can be done either automatically or manually.

Automatic way:

  • remove default config file /etc/webapps/tt-rss/config.php, without this file tt-rss webapp enters installation wizard.
  • navigate to (your-servers-root)/tt-rss/ and proceed with the installer.
  • save generated config file to /etc/webapps/tt-rss/config.php.

Manual way:

  • edit tt-rss config file/etc/webapps/tt-rss/config.php and update database settings.
  • re-create database from /usr/share/webapps/tt-rss/schema/ttrss_schema_TYPE.sql. With MySQL run:
$ mysql --user ttrss --password=<PASSWORD> ttrss < /usr/share/webapps/tt-rss/schema/ttrss_schema_mysql.sql

Set up an update daemon

See – but you should be able to simply

# systemctl enable tt-rss


$ systemctl status tt-rss

to check that it's running fine.