How to install RSSOwl 2 in Ubuntu 16.04

RSSOwl is one of the best RSS readers with many features. It is not available in Ubuntu 16.04 repositories but can be installed with the following commands.

First, install Getdeb repository, then RSSOwl

cd /tmp
wget http://archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb
sudo apt install /tmp/getdeb*
sudo apt update ; apt install rssowl

If you RSSOwl don’t open or stop loading with the error:

WARNING: Illegal reflective access by 
org.eclipse.osgi.internal.baseadaptor.BaseStorage 
(file:/usr/lib/rssowl/plugins/
org.eclipse.osgi_3.4.3.R34x_v20081215-1030.jar)
 to method java.net.URLClassLoader.addURL(java.net.URL)

You will need to install java Open-JDK 8 and use the command “update-java-alternatives” to update Java JDK alternatives

sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk
sudo update-java-alternatives --set java-1.8.0-openjdk-amd64

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