How to Install Libreddit on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Libreddit on Your Synology NAS

Libreddit hopes to provide an easier way to browse Reddit, without the ads, trackers, and bloat. Libreddit was inspired by other alternative front-ends to popular services such as Invidious for YouTube, Nitter for Twitter, and Bibliogram for Instagram. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Libreddit on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Libreddit v0.27.1 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 4

In the Name field type in libreddit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: "3.9"
services:
  libreddit:
    image: libreddit/libreddit:latest
    container_name: Libreddit
    hostname: libreddit
    mem_limit: 2g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    read_only: true
    user: 1026:100
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD", "wget", "--spider", "-q", "--tries=1", "http://localhost:8080/settings"]
      interval: 30s
      timeout: 5s
    ports:
      - 5740:8080
    restart: on-failure:5

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for user with your own UID and GID values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.) 1026 is my personal UID value and 100 is my personal GID value. You have to type in your own values.

Libreddit Synology NAS Set up 1 2023

  • STEP 5

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

Libreddit Synology NAS Set up 2 2023

  • STEP 6

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

Libreddit Synology NAS Set up 3 2023

  • STEP 7

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂.

  • STEP 8

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:5740 Click Settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Libreddit Synology NAS Set up 4 2023

  • STEP 9

You can change the current default Theme. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Libreddit Synology NAS Set up 5 2023

Your new Libreddit theme at a glance!

Libreddit Synology NAS Set up 6 2023

Enjoy Libreddit! You can now surf Reddit without ADS, trackers and bloats!

Note: If you want to run Libreddit container over HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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This post was updated on Wednesday / February 1st, 2023 at 2:41 PM