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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to install RSS/RDF/Atom Newsreader (RSSOwl)?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. Read How to install J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) with Plug-in for Mozilla Firefox?
  3. wget -c http://frankandjacq.com/ubuntuguide/rssowl_linux_1_1_3_bin.tar.gz
    sudo tar zxvf rssowl_linux_1_1_3_bin.tar.gz -C /opt/
    sudo chown -R root:root /opt/rssowl_linux_1_1_3_bin/
    sudo gedit /usr/bin/runRSSOwl.sh
  4. Insert the following lines into the new file
    export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:${MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME}:${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}
    cd /opt/rssowl_linux_1_1_3_bin/
    ./run.sh
  5. Save the edited file (sample)
  6. sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/runRSSOwl.sh
    sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/RSSOwl.desktop
  7. Insert the following lines into the new file
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=RSSOwl
    Comment=RSSOwl
    Exec=runRSSOwl.sh
    Icon=/opt/rssowl_linux_1_1_3_bin/rssowl.xpm
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Application;Network;
  8. Save the edited file (sample)
  9. Read How to refresh GNOME panel?
  10. Applications -> Internet -> RSSOwl
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