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Dockerized tt-rss using docker-compose

The idea is to provide tt-rss working (and updating) out of the box with minimal fuss.

This setup is still WIP. Some features may be unimplemented or broken. Check the following before deploying:

General outline of the configuration is as follows:

  • separate containers (frontend: caddy, database: pgsql, app and updater: php/fpm)
  • tt-rss updates from git master repository on container restart
  • tt-rss source code is stored on a persistent volume so plugins, etc. could be easily added
  • config.php is generated if it is missing
  • database schema is installed automatically if it is missing
  • Caddy has its http port exposed to the outside
  • optional SSL support via Caddy w/ automatic letsencrypt certificates
  • feed updates are handled via update daemon started in a separate container (updater)


Check out scripts from Git:

git clone ttrss-docker && cd ttrss-docker

Edit configuration files:

Copy .env-dist to .env and edit any relevant variables you need changed.

  • You will likely have to change SELF_URL_PATH which should equal fully qualified tt-rss URL as seen when opening it in your web browser. If this field is set incorrectly, you will likely see the correct value in the tt-rss fatal error message.

Note: SELF_URL_PATH is updated in generated tt-rss config.php automatically on container restart. You don't need to modify config.php manually for this.

  • By default, container binds to localhost port 8280. If you want the container to be accessible on the net, without using a reverse proxy sharing same host, you will need to remove from HTTP_PORT variable in .env.

Build and start the container

docker-compose up --build

See docker-compose documentation for more information and available options.


Restarting the container will update tt-rss from the origin repository. If database needs to be updated, tt-rss will prompt you to do so on next page refresh.

Updating container scripts

  1. Stop the containers: docker-compose down && docker-compose rm
  2. Update scripts from git: git pull origin master and apply any necessary modifications to .env, etc.
  3. Rebuild and start the containers: docker-compose up --build

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