Installing Lightread RSS Reader on Ubuntu

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Installing Lightread RSS Reader on Ubuntu

December 9, 2015 | Article | No Comments

RSS or Rich Site Summary, is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works – such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video – in a standardized format. An RSS document (which then called “feed”, “web feed”, or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates, and authorship.

Using RSS, one can subscribe to a site and when a new content arrive, he can be notified.

Lightread is a RSS reader client which enable user to sync with news or RSS online then read them offline without internet connection. Lightread also can synchronize with google account.

In this article we will discuss about how to install Lightread for Ubuntu from ppa. Any Ubuntu version and any architecture is fine. However in this article I will use Ubuntu 12.10 desktop edition.


As said before, we will install Lightread from ppa. Therefore we need to add the ppa key. Do this with root privileges.

add-apt-repository ppa:cooperjona/lightread

Then update the repository to get the latest index.

apt-get update


The installation goes smooth like other application. Invoke following command with root privilege:

apt-get install lightread

At this point, Openshot has been installed successfully.

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