Recommended Newsreaders

On 08/22/15, RRansil said the following... RR> Are there any newsreaders particularly suitable for Raspbian? What do RR> you recommend for a novice Linux user? (I looked at the slrn website and RR> found it completely daunting: I know nothing about compiling software.)
In most cases it's as simple as unpacking the archive, changing to that root directory and doing..
./configure make make install
The make install step will require root access but it is not always necessary depending on what you want to do. If you run into dependency issues (not likely with slrn) that will take more time to work out.
Give that a try and see..
Ttyl :-), Al
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Are there any newsreaders particularly suitable for Raspbian? What do
you recommend for a novice Linux user? (I looked at the slrn website and
found it completely daunting: I know nothing about compiling software.)
Ray
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RRansil
I have not tried it on the rpi, but I've used pan for a long time on other Debian systems - you might give it a shot if you're looking for a gui based one.
Doing a quick search of the repositories on my main system, there are also several console readers: cone, nn(curses based), tin.
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ray carter
Does Thunderbird run under Linux? It works ok as a newsreader.
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rickman
I admit that I haven't tried this on a RPi, but PAN runs very nicely for me under Mint. It might be worth trying it.
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mick
I run thunderbird (or Icedove as debian calls it) on my desktop debian. I see no reason that it should not work on the pi.
this post is from Icedove
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Björn Lundin
Be not afraid, Ray. Installing slrn is as easy as typing $ sudo apt-get install slrn It just works. (Well, I did have to run apt-get update first). You do need to set your nntp server in the appropriate place.
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ERSHC
On 08/23/15, Morten Reistad said the following... MR> Also, you may just download the application from the (quite well stocked) MR> raspbian respository.
My bad. I didn't realise it was in the repo. In a case like that it's much simpler to install and keep updated.
Ttyl :-), Al
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Alan Ianson
Claws Mail is an excellent mail and news client.
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Rob Morley
has it been compiled for ARM?
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Op 23-08-15 om 03:07 schreef The Natural Philosopher:
Easy to check. Yes:
> $ apt-cache show icedove > Package: icedove > Version: 31.7.0-1~deb7u1 > Architecture: armhf > Maintainer: Christoph Goehre > Installed-Size: 66887 > Depends: fontconfig, psmisc, debianutils (>= 1.16), libasound2 (>= 1.0.16), libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.12.4), libc6 (>= 2.13-28), libcairo2 (>= 1.10.2-2~), libdbus-1-3 (>= 1.0.2), libdbus-glib-1-2 (>= 0.78), libevent-2.0-5 (>= 2.0.10-stable), libffi5 (>= 3.0.9), libfontconfig1 (>= 2.9.0), libfreetype6 (>= 2.3.9), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.4.0), libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (>= 2.22.0), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.18.0), libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.24.0), libhunspell-1.3-0, libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libpixman-1-0 (>= 0.25.2), libsqlite3-0 (>= 3.7.7), libstartup-notification0 (>= 0.8), libstdc++6 (>= 4.6), libx11-6, libxext6, libxrender1, libxt6, zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.0) > Recommends: myspell-en-us | hunspell-dictionary | myspell-dictionary > Suggests: fonts-lyx, libgssapi-krb5-2, libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.20.0) > Breaks: enigmail (
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Op 22-08-15 om 20:48 schreef ray carter:
I found the following console and graphical news readers:
canto - flexible ncurses Atom/RSS newsreader for the console cone - COnsole Newsreader and Emailer gnus - A versatile news and mail reader for Emacsen icedove - mail/news client with RSS and integrated spam filter support knews - Graphical threaded news reader knode - graphical news reader lusernet.app - News reader for GNUstep nn - Heavy-duty USENET news reader (curses-based client) pan - newsreader based on GTK2, which looks like Forte Agent postnews - Post Usenet articles via NNTP from the command line slrn - threaded news reader (fast for slow links) tin - A full-screen easy to use Usenet newsreader uqwk - Offline mail and news package creator (NNTP version) wl - mail/news reader supporting IMAP for emacsen xbuffy - monitor mailboxes and/or newsgroups xpn - graphical newsreader written in Python and GTK+ toolkit
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A. Dumas
Of the console/text-mode ones above that I'm familiar with my comments are as follows:-
nn - Old, ancestor of many others, not sure if it's still actively supported. slrn - widely used, popular (for a console app) tin - still has active support, mouse aware, I use this
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cl
I use pan on all my systems it should be in the raspian repository so a simple apt-get install pan should be all you need to get started
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alister
Also, you may just download the application from the (quite well stocked) raspbian respository.
# apt-get update # apt-get install slrn
or if you cannot find it, try
$ apt-cache search
The update one above is just to see to it that you have an updated version of the maps to applications. You may also want to do a
# apt-get upgrade
followed by a
# rm /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb
to clean out the temp files generated by the upgrade.
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Morten Reistad
You can ask your pi that directly.
$ apt-cache search icedove
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Morten Reistad
You may want to download and run leafnode, which makes a local cache of the newsgroups you read, and does batch updates to the far-away newsserver.
Works wonders for me, posting this from an arm chromebook on a crowded airport bus.
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Morten Reistad
Yes, it's what I do. It's very handy if you use more than one remote nntp news-server as it talks to all of them in the background and you can just tell your newsreader to use the local leafnode server.
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cl
Many thanks to all replied. Your helpful suggestions are most welcome and I look forward to trying them in the coming weeks. I'm enjoying the RPi/Linux because there are so many new things to learn.
Ray
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RRansil
On Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:28:48 -0700, RRansil , > Are there any newsreaders particularly suitable for Raspbian? What do
sudo apt-get install slrn
The only time you need to compile is:
. you want to compile . the program doesn't exist in your repositories . you want to customize the program . you're trying optimize the compilation
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