TT-RSS

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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.

Installation

Install tt-rss from the official repositories.

If you plan on using PostgreSQL, install php-pgsql

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
# ln -s /usr/share/webapps/tt-rss /usr/share/nginx/html/tt-rss

You will need to recursively chown /usr/share/webapps/tt-rss to http:http.

Set up php and database

You'll need to set up a database, either MySQL or PostgreSQL.

Create a ttrss 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';

Or create a ttrss user and database in PostgreSQL, e.g.:

[postgres]$ createuser -P --interactive
[postgres]$ createdb -U ttrss ttrss

In /etc/php/php.ini, enable the following modules:

extension=curl
extension=iconv
extension=intl
extension=mysqli # for MySQL
extension=pdo_mysql # for MySQL
extension=pdo_pgsql # for PostgreSQL
extension=pgsql # for legacy PostgreSQL plugins (still required by default)
extension=soap

If open_basedir is set in /etc/php/php.ini (it isn't by default), add /var/lib/tt-rss:/usr/share/webapps/tt-rss:/etc/webapps/tt-rss to it.

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

With PostgreSQL run:

$ psql ttrss -U ttrss -f /usr/share/webapps/tt-rss/schema/ttrss_schema_pgsql.sql

Pacman hook

To do tt-rss database upgrades automatically you may set up pacman post upgrade hook based on following example:

[Trigger]
Operation = Install
Operation = Upgrade
Type = Package
Target = tt-rss

[Action]
Description = Updating TT-RSS Database
When = PostTransaction
Exec = /usr/bin/runuser -u http -- /usr/bin/php /usr/share/webapps/tt-rss/update.php --update-schema

You need to put it into /etc/pacman.d/hooks/tt-rss.hook if you did not customize HookDir in pacman.conf.

See also Pacman#Hooks

Set up an update daemon

See https://git.tt-rss.org/fox/tt-rss/wiki/UpdatingFeeds – but you should be able to simply

# systemctl enable tt-rss

Do

$ systemctl status tt-rss

to check that it's running fine.

Known issues

Integrity constraint violation: 1062 Duplicate entry '1' for key 'ttrss_feeds_feed_url_owner_uid_key'

If you update tt-rss database to schema 137 you might see the error Duplicate entry '1' for key 'ttrss_feeds_feed_url_owner_uid_key'. To fix the issue please start database shell, e.g.:

$ mysql -u ttrss -p
$ use tt-rss;

And then run query from official forum that drops duplicated database entries.

PHP UConverter class is missing, it's provided by the Internationalization (intl) module.

If you see this error after tt-rss upgrade, please edit /etc/php/php.ini, enable 'extension=intl' module and then restart php-fpm systemctl service

# systemctl restart php-fpm.service