Install ‘RSS Guard’ RSS/ATOM Feed Reader in Ubuntu 16.04

RSS Guard

RSS Guard is simple, light and easy-to-use RSS/ATOM feed aggregator developed using Qt framework which supports online feed synchronization.

RSS Guard is written in C++. It is pretty fast even with tons of messages loaded. The core features are:

  • support for online feed synchronization via plugins,
    • Tiny Tiny RSS (from RSS Guard 3.0.0),
    • ownCloud News (from RSS Guard 3.1.0).
  • multiplatformity,
  • support for all feed formats,
  • simple internal Chromium-based web viewer,
  • import/export of feeds to/from OPML 2.0,
  • multiple data backend support,
    • SQLite (in-memory DBs too),
    • MySQL.
  • “portable” mode support with clever auto-detection,
  • drap-n-drop for feed list,
  • full support of podcasts (both RSS & ATOM),
  • ability to backup/restore database or settings,
  • fully-featured recycle bin,
  • can be fully controlled via keyboard,
  • feed authentication (Digest-MD5, BASIC, NTLM-2),
  • handles tons of messages & feeds,
  • support for feed:// URI scheme,
  • Qt library is the only dependency,
  • and more and more

How to install RSS Guard in Ubuntu 16.04:

Besides building from the source, the Getdeb repository offers binary packages of RSS Guard for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Linux Mint 18.

To install it from Getdeb repository, do:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

GetDeb repository for Ubuntu 16.04

2. Setup the key so to receive future software updates from the repository using Software Updater.

wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

3. Finally install RSS Guard feed reader via 2 commands below:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install rssguard

Uninstall RSS Guard

To uninstall the software, simply run command:

sudo apt remove rssguard && sudo apt autoremove

And the GetDeb repository can be removed via System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.