Installation/Update & Uninstall
- 64bit OS (starting with News 16.0.0)
- PHP >= 8.0
- Nextcloud (current stable version)
- libxml >= 2.7.8
You also need some PHP extensions:
- PostgreSQL >= 10
- MariaDB >= 10.2
- MySQL >= 8.0
- SQLite (discouraged)
Also see the Nextcloud documentation. Oracle is currently not supported by News.
- Use MySQL/MariaDB or PostgreSQL for better database performance
- Use the updater script to thread and speed up the update
News and it's libraries require a writeable temporary directory used as cache. The base directory depends on your system. You can configure a custom directory if you want.
In most cases the base directory will be
/tmp. News will create a folder
news-$instanceID the instance ID is defined by Nextcloud.
Inside that folder a subfolder
cache is created, inside this cache folder news and libraries will try to create cache directories for caching images, html and more.
You need to ensure that your web-server user can write to that directory.
Before you install/update the News app
Before you install the app do the following:
- Check that your installation fulfills the requirements listed above
- Set up Nextcloud Background Jobs to enable feed updates.
Then proceed to install the app either from an archive (zip/tar.gz) or clone it from the repository using git
Installing from the app store
This is the easiest solution: Simply go the apps page (section: "Multimedia") and enable the News app
Installing from archive
- Go to the Nextcloud News GitHub releases page and download the latest release/archive to your server
- The news.tar.gz file contains the compiled and signed app files, if you install from source you have to build the app on your own.
- On your server, check if there is a folder called nextcloud/apps/news. If there is one, delete it.
- Extract the downloaded archive to the nextcloud/apps/ folder.
- Remove the version from the extracted folder (e.g. rename nextcloud/apps/news-4.0.3/ to nextcloud/apps/news/
sudo -u www-data make # www-data might vary depending on your distribution
Finally make sure that the nextcloud/apps/news directory is owned by the web server user
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data nextcloud/apps/news # www-data:www-data might vary depending on your distribution
Activate the News app in the apps menu
Installing from Git (development version)
These Dependencies are only relevant if you want to build the source code:
- Node.js >= 6
The master branch will always be stable in conjunction with the latest master branch from Nextcloud
In your terminal go into the nextcloud/apps/ directory and then run the following command:
git clone https://github.com/nextcloud/news.git cd news make
If you are using a stable Nextcloud release, stay with the latest git tag release which is running on your version. To get an overview over all existing tags run:
You can switch to a release which will be supported on your installation by running:
git checkout tags/TAG make # if News version >= 8.0.0
For instance, to use the 5.2.8 release, run:
git checkout tags/5.2.8
- Activate the News app in the apps menu
To update the News app use change into the nextcloud/apps/news/ directory using your terminal and then run:
git pull --rebase origin master make
Uninstall with cleanup
First uninstall the app via the web-interface or via occ:
./occ app:remove news
This currently does not remove any of the database tables.
Data in your
/tmp directory will be automatically deleted by the OS.
If you changed the temporary directory for Nextcloud you need to check on your own.
Careful, this next part is only intended for admins, that know what they are doing.
To remove the tables from the DB we drop the tables of News.
Your installation might have a different prefix than
oc_ but it is the default in most installations.
Connect to your DB and execute the commands. Don't forget to switch to the right database.
For example in mysql:
DROP TABLE oc_news_folders; DROP TABLE oc_news_feeds; DROP TABLE oc_news_items;
Then we remove the traces in the migrations table.
DELETE FROM oc_migrations WHERE app='news';
Next delete the app configuration.
DELETE FROM oc_appconfig WHERE appid = 'news';
And finally remove the jobs from the job table. The last two lines are only needed for older installations.
DELETE FROM oc_jobs WHERE class='OCA\\News\\Cron\\UpdaterJob'; DELETE FROM oc_jobs WHERE class='OCA\\News\\Cron\\Updater'; DELETE FROM oc_jobs WHERE argument='["OCA\\\\News\\\\Cron\\\\Updater","run"]';
Now nothing is left from News in your nextcloud installation.