Liferea 1.12.7 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

Liferea Feed Reader

Liferea (Linux Feed Reader) 1.12.7 was released a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04.

Though it’s been 8 months since the last release, Liferea 1.12.7 is a small release with a few bug-fixes:

  • Fix crash when selecting empty nodes.
  • Fix out-dated documentation on Firefox live bookmarks
  • Fix headline large images/videos or images with margins causing horizontal scrolling in headline view

How to Install Liferea 1.12.7 in Ubuntu:

The ppa repository contains the latest Liferea packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and derivatives.

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Type user password (no asterisk feedback while typing) when it prompts 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

Finally launch the news reader from your application launcher and enjoy!

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 Liferea news reader software, either use your system package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove liferea liferea-data