Liferea News Feed Reader 1.12.4 Released (How to Install)

Liferea Feed Reader

Liferea (Linux Feed Reader) 1.12.4 was released a day ago. The new release brings smaller bug and security fixes.

Changes in Liferea 1.12.4 include:

  • Add installable plugin to change accels
  • Fix segfault on date out of range
  • Fix Free Music Archive link in default OPMLs
  • Switch from persistent to session-only cookies
  • Fix unread count of vfolder
  • Add etra keywords in .desktop file (syndication; rss; atom)
  • Fix updating counters for remote sources
  • Updated cookie usage hint in FAQ

How to Install Liferea 1.12.4 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 19, 18.x, the new release is available in a third-party PPA repository.

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Type your password (no asterisks feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Liferea via Software Updater utility:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install liferea

Finally launch the news reader from your application launcher and enjoy! (Log out and log back if you don’t see the icon).

Uninstall Liferea:

As the PPA also contains many other software packages, you may remove it by launching Software & Updates and navigating to Other Software tab.

If you want to remove the news reader software, either use your system package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove liferea