Yarr (yet another rss reader) is a web-based feed aggregator which can be used both as a desktop application and a personal self-hosted server.

It is written in Go with the frontend in Vue.js. The storage is backed by SQLite.

Installing Yarr

Firstly, we have to download yarr binary from github on our system

wget https://github.com/nkanaev/yarr/releases/download/v2.3/yarr-v2.3-linux64.zip

Unzip the archive

unzip -x yarr-v2.3-linux64.zip

Move the binary to your bin folder

mv yarr /usr/local/bin/yarr


Now we need to create a auth.conf file that include user and password to create a local yarr account. I personnaly store this file in a directory called yarr in ~/.config folder, but you can place the file wherever you want.

mkdir ~/.config/yarr
echo 'landchad:password' > ~/.config/yarr/auth.conf

Creating a service

Create a new file /etc/systemd/system/yarr.service and add the following:


ExecStart=/usr/bin/env yarr -addr -auth-file=/home/landchad/.config/yarr/auth.conf -db=/home/landchad/.config/yarr/feed.sql -log-file=/home/landchad/.config/yarr/access.log


After creating the config, load, start and enable the service with the following commands.

systemctl daemon-reload
systemctl enable --now yarr

Nginx configuration

Create an Nginx configuration file for Yarr, say /etc/nginx/sites-available/yarr and add the content below:

server {
	listen 80 ;
	listen [::]:80 ;

	server_name rss.example.org ;

	location / {
		proxy_pass http://localhost:7070/;

Now let’s enable the Nginx Yarr site and reload Nginx to make it active.

ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/yarr /etc/nginx/sites-enabled
systemctl reload nginx


You can encrypt your yarr subdomain as well. Let’s do that with certbot:

certbot --nginx -d rss.example.org

Now you can go to rss.example.org, login and start to add your feeds!


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