This is a quick one

To prove a point, and make it “easier”, you could just use docker and run FreshRSS that way. It takes less time, honestly, and less complicated. So, why not:

Oh,, how I adore you

I went with the instructions and image curated by

This cuts out a lot of the work, and actually setups up a cronjob to refresh your feeds automatically. No fussing around with systemd or crontabs yourself. Here is my docker-compose

version: "2.1"
    container_name: freshrss
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=America/Chicago
      - /path/to/data:/config
      - 80:80
    restart: unless-stopped

However, if docker cmd is your thing:

docker run -d \
  --name=freshrss \
  -e PUID=1000 \
  -e PGID=1000 \
  -e TZ=Etc/UTC \
  -p 80:80 \
  -v /path/to/data:/config \
  --restart unless-stopped \

These are pretty much exact copies from the site but as far as database backend, I actually reused the same database server (mariadb) that I used in the previous post. However, you can stick with sqlite and go through the install instructions once you have connected to the server url.

Next project please

This time round, I went with the FeedMe rss reader, added tailscale on the server I was running the image one and went on my way. And, I didn’t have to reset my feeds, I just simply exported my feeds and import into the new FreshRSS server.