Liferea Feed Reader 1.12.1 Released with Some Fixes

Last updated: December 27, 2017

Liferea Feed Reader

The Liferea feed reader reached the 1.12.1 release earlier today with some bug-fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04.

Changes in Liferea 1.12.1 include:

  • Fix typo in debug message
  • Add patch: appstream data has new format
  • Fix that Liferea doesn’t remember the feeds’ custom settings
  • Fix assertions/crashes on changing view layouts
  • Workaround to avoid GtkPaned shrinking
  • Added Indonesian default feed list
  • And some translation updates.

liferea feed reader

How to Install Liferea 1.12.1 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04 and higher, you can easily install the new release from this PPA repository.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Type your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it asks and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Liferea via Software Updater utility:

upgrade Liferea via Software Updater

or run commands one by one to install the Linux feed reader:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install liferea

Uninstall Liferea:

To remove the software, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove liferea

To remove the PPA repository, open “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to Other Software tab.


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