Because Google can close your account/life at any moment, I decided to try and host as much service as I can on my flood.fr server. Today, I’ll show you how to install rsslounge, a free rss reader, in order to get rid of Google Reader.
The amount of profiling one can do with all my rss feeds would be great ! I want my feeds to be personnal now.
The website or readme file of rsslounge isn’t very verbose, so here is how to install it without pain on a Ubuntu server (can be installed on any GNU/Linux server, but you need to modify some commands accordingly).
Now go in your phpmyadmin and create one :
- Login as root
- Create a new database, name it rsslounge, with utf8_general_ci as encoding
- Now click on the database on the left, go in Privileges tab and click Add a new user
- Give him a name (rsslounge for instance), a complicated and long password, be sure that the radio button : Grant all privileges on database “rsslounge” is ON
- Click Go !
You know have a user with a password who has all privileges on a brand new SQL database.
Next, head your browser to yourdomain.com/rsslounge and install !
Finally, we need a cron to update it.
$ crontab -e
Add this line to update every 30 minutes :
*/30 * * * * curl -s http://rsslounge_URL/update/silent/
Now we want to import all our GReader feeds. It’s easy.
Click here to export as an OPML file.
Now go in rsslounge, click on the top right icon that looks like gears, go to import, chose the file and that’s it !
ENJOY not being tracked anymore by google on all your favorites websites !