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Feedbin Installation on Fedora

Feedbin Dependencies

Install a bunch of dependencies:

sudo dnf install gcc gcc-c++ git libcurl-devel libxml2-devel libxslt-devel postgresql postgresql-devel rubygems ruby-devel rubygem-bundler ImageMagick-devel opencv-devel

Get Feedbin:

git clone

Install Ruby dependencies:

cd feedbin

PostgreSQL Server

Make sure your locale uses UTF-8 or you'll get errors at the rake db:setup step:

sudo nano /etc/locale.conf
# Make sure the LANG ends with .UTF-8
# For example, mine looks like:
#     LANG="en_US.UTF-8"

After changing this file, it's probably a good idea to open a new terminal to make sure the changes get picked up.

Install PostgreSQL:

sudo dnf install postgresql-server postgresql-contrib
sudo postgresql-setup initdb

Remove all authentication by changing /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf so the and ::1/128 lines look like this:

# IPv4 local connections:
host    all             all               trust
# IPv6 local connections:
host    all             all             ::1/128                 trust

On a real server, you should not do this, as it removes all security from PostgreSQL. For a real server, change those lines to end with md5 and use passwords. You can setup database passwords in config/database.yml.

You can open the file as an admin by running sudo nano /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf or sudo gedit /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf.

Start the service:

sudo systemctl start postgresql

# If you want PostgreSQL to auto-start:
sudo systemctl enable postgresql

Create a PostgreSQL users:

sudo -u postgres createuser feedbin
# You might get output like:
# could not change directory to "/home/brendan/feedbin"
# You can safely ignore this.

# Make yourself a PostgreSQL admin
sudo -u postgres createuser -s $USER

Setup databases:

# In the feedbin directory
rake db:setup

Redis Server


sudo dnf install redis

Start the service:

sudo systemctl start redis

# If you want it to auto-start:
sudo systemctl enable redis

Note: Redis doesn't seem to work on Fedora, but Feedbin works without it.

Run Feedbin

Run these in the feedbin directory:

bundle exec foreman start

# In a separate terminal:

You should see Feedbin at localhost:9292.