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Christian Boltz-5
Hello,

since I installed the 20170613 tumbleweed snapshot, Akregator looses/
breaks its feed list. The only good thing is that the error message
mentions the exact filename (~/.local/share/akregator/data/feeds.opml) so
that it's easy to restore from backup ;-)

I had to restore the file twice already. I'm not 100% sure, but I
wouldn't be surprised if the file gets damaged on logout/shutdown.

After restoring feeds.opml, Akregator can be started normally and shows
all my feeds.

Is this a known issue or should I open a bugreport?


Regards,

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Mathias Homann-2
Am Freitag, 16. Juni 2017, 19:49:37 CEST schrieb Christian Boltz:

> Hello,
>
> since I installed the 20170613 tumbleweed snapshot, Akregator looses/
> breaks its feed list. The only good thing is that the error message
> mentions the exact filename (~/.local/share/akregator/data/feeds.opml) so
> that it's easy to restore from backup ;-)
>
> I had to restore the file twice already. I'm not 100% sure, but I
> wouldn't be surprised if the file gets damaged on logout/shutdown.
>
> After restoring feeds.opml, Akregator can be started normally and shows
> all my feeds.
>
> Is this a known issue or should I open a bugreport?
>
I can confirm this on Leap 42.2 using the latest plasma from KDE:Frameworks5

Cheers
MH

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chanjp
On Saturday, 17 June 2017 01:57:53 +08 Mathias Homann wrote:

> Am Freitag, 16. Juni 2017, 19:49:37 CEST schrieb Christian Boltz:
> > Hello,
> >
> > since I installed the 20170613 tumbleweed snapshot, Akregator looses/
> > breaks its feed list. The only good thing is that the error message
> > mentions the exact filename (~/.local/share/akregator/data/feeds.opml) so
> > that it's easy to restore from backup ;-)
> >
> > I had to restore the file twice already. I'm not 100% sure, but I
> > wouldn't be surprised if the file gets damaged on logout/shutdown.
> >
> > After restoring feeds.opml, Akregator can be started normally and shows
> > all my feeds.
> >
> > Is this a known issue or should I open a bugreport?
>
> I can confirm this on Leap 42.2 using the latest plasma from
KDE:Frameworks5
>
> Cheers
> MH

I lost my entire feed list too. Furthermore, I cannot right click and edit
any of the feeds. Attempts to delete have failed.

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Re: Akregator looses feed list

Steven Hess-3
On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 5:12 PM, Chan Ju Ping <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Saturday, 17 June 2017 01:57:53 +08 Mathias Homann wrote:
>> Am Freitag, 16. Juni 2017, 19:49:37 CEST schrieb Christian Boltz:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > since I installed the 20170613 tumbleweed snapshot, Akregator looses/
>> > breaks its feed list. The only good thing is that the error message
>> > mentions the exact filename (~/.local/share/akregator/data/feeds.opml) so
>> > that it's easy to restore from backup ;-)
>> >
>> > I had to restore the file twice already. I'm not 100% sure, but I
>> > wouldn't be surprised if the file gets damaged on logout/shutdown.
>> >
>> > After restoring feeds.opml, Akregator can be started normally and shows
>> > all my feeds.
>> >
>> > Is this a known issue or should I open a bugreport?
>>
>> I can confirm this on Leap 42.2 using the latest plasma from
> KDE:Frameworks5
>>
>> Cheers
>> MH
>
> I lost my entire feed list too. Furthermore, I cannot right click and edit
> any of the feeds. Attempts to delete have failed.

I can confirm. With today's snapshot (6/17/170 my feeds disappeared.
Had to rebuild them. All mouse functions. I am able to edit and delete.

Since I leave Akregator running when I exit when I rebooted Plasma was
not happy.
I had several dialogue boxes I could not read (empty) pop-up on a black screen.
Once I managed to clear them My regular Plasma desktop appeared.

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Re: Akregator looses feed list

Martin Herkt
On 2017 M06 17, Sat 22:30:04 CEST Steven Hess wrote:
> I can confirm. With today's snapshot (6/17/170 my feeds disappeared.
> Had to rebuild them. All mouse functions. I am able to edit and delete.
>
> Since I leave Akregator running when I exit when I rebooted Plasma was
> not happy.
> I had several dialogue boxes I could not read (empty) pop-up on a black
> screen. Once I managed to clear them My regular Plasma desktop appeared.
>
> Steven

Using Akregator through Kontact. Cannot confirm. Everything seems to be fine.

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Re: Akregator looses feed list

Robin Klitscher-2
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On 17/06/17 05:49, Christian Boltz wrote:

> Hello,
>
> since I installed the 20170613 tumbleweed snapshot, Akregator looses/
> breaks its feed list. The only good thing is that the error message
> mentions the exact filename (~/.local/share/akregator/data/feeds.opml) so
> that it's easy to restore from backup ;-)
>
> I had to restore the file twice already. I'm not 100% sure, but I
> wouldn't be surprised if the file gets damaged on logout/shutdown.
>
> After restoring feeds.opml, Akregator can be started normally and shows
> all my feeds.
>
> Is this a known issue or should I open a bugreport?
>

I reported this behaviour on 6 June in the openSUSE-KDE list, but there
was no response.

The system is Leap 42.2, "KDE5/Plasma", Plasma currently at the 5.10
level, though the trouble started with Plasma still at 5.9.  The most
recent Akregator version to behave properly was 17.04.1-22.2.
The errant version currently in use is 17.04.2-24.4.

Except in one case (see below) I get an error on Akregator startup
headed "XML Parsing Error", with a message like "The standard feed list
is corrupted (invalid XML). A backup was created:
~/.local/share/akregator/data//feeds.opml-backup.1496381095".  The
message detail goes on to say "XML parsing error in line 2, column 1 of
~/.local/share/akregator/data//feeds.opml: unexpected end of file".

When all this happens, my original feeds.opml file is replaced by a new
feeds.opml file of only 1 byte, without content.  The promised backup is
not a backup of my original feeds.opml file, but only a copy of that
same blank 1 byte file.  I then have to restore my preferred feeds by
importing a valid previously exported feeds.opml file using the
program's inbuilt export/import utility.

But even when I do that, I can find nothing at line 2, column 1 (nor
anywhere else in the file) that would account for the end-of-file error
message.

Restarting the program after closing it from the main Akregator window's
"File=>Quit" menu item works fine.  But the failure to restart properly
recurs on every occasion when the program is closed by means other than
that - eg using the "Close" button in the titlebar, or closing the
program from the Akregator item in the notification panel, or by logout
or system shutdown while Akregator is running.


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Re: Akregator looses feed list

chanjp
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On Sunday, 18 June 2017 13:24:59 +08 Martin Herkt wrote:

> On 2017 M06 17, Sat 22:30:04 CEST Steven Hess wrote:
> > I can confirm. With today's snapshot (6/17/170 my feeds disappeared.
> > Had to rebuild them. All mouse functions. I am able to edit and delete.
> >
> > Since I leave Akregator running when I exit when I rebooted Plasma was
> > not happy.
> > I had several dialogue boxes I could not read (empty) pop-up on a black
> > screen. Once I managed to clear them My regular Plasma desktop appeared.
> >
> > Steven
>
> Using Akregator through Kontact. Cannot confirm. Everything seems to be
> fine.
I managed to pull up a nearly year old backup of my feed.opml file, and thank
my paranoid self for keeping backups.

But this time, Kontact won't even launch properly. But KMail and Akregator
will launch separately. I am guessing this is growing pains of some kind.

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chanjp
On Monday, 19 June 2017 16:56:23 +08 Chan Ju Ping wrote:
> I managed to pull up a nearly year old backup of my feed.opml file, and
> thank my paranoid self for keeping backups.
>
> But this time, Kontact won't even launch properly. But KMail and Akregator
> will launch separately. I am guessing this is growing pains of some kind.

It happened again! But this time there was noticeably more discrepencies when
pulling in feeds. When I trigger fetching feeds, the items do not get
assigned dates and after restarting, get assigned dates in the year 2106.

Sometimes akregator fails to register that an item has already been read. But
after restarting indicates that it has been read.

I think the only way to resolve this is to delete the database associated
with akregator and reimporting my feeds. As after reimporting, I notice that
the feeds still track which item I have and have not read yet. How do I reset
akregator?

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Neil Rickert
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On 06/28/2017 07:49 PM, Chan Ju Ping wrote:

> It happened again! But this time there was noticeably more
> discrepencies when pulling in feeds. When I trigger fetching feeds,
> the items do not get assigned dates and after restarting, get
> assigned dates in the year 2106.

This is presumably a bug (bug 1021396).

I'm using Leap (mostly 42.2, but just switched to 42.3), so my
comments might not be directly applicable.  But I have seen similar
behavior on Tumbleweed when I have tested akregator there.

You probably have akregator set to delete archived items after 30 days
(or some such time limit).  The behavior that you describe happens
when akregator loads an item which is older than your time limit.  The
item then shows up without a date.  After stopping and restarting
akregator, it shows up with a ridiculous future date.

Here's how I deal with that problem:

I set akregator to keep all archives (don't expire them).  Then
occasionally -- around once a month -- I switch it to expire archives
after 30 days.  Then I shutdown and restart akregator.  Then I wait a
few minutes, after which I configure to keep all archives.  Then I
stop and restart again.

The purpose is to clean out old archives.  But a few of those old
messages do come back, but with their correct date.  I usually just
mark those as read without bothering to read them again.  You can
recognize them because they are at the end of the list (if sorted by
date).

I do occasionally see duplicates.  I think that's a different bug,
though I don't know if it has been reported.  It is rare enough to not
be a serious problem.

> Sometimes akregator fails to register that an item has already been
> read. But after restarting indicates that it has been read.

Yes, I'm seeing that too.  Again, not often enough to be a serious
problem.


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chanjp
On Thursday, 29 June 2017 10:12:25 +08 Neil Rickert wrote:

> I set akregator to keep all archives (don't expire them).  Then
> occasionally -- around once a month -- I switch it to expire archives
> after 30 days.  Then I shutdown and restart akregator.  Then I wait a
> few minutes, after which I configure to keep all archives.  Then I
> stop and restart again.
>
> The purpose is to clean out old archives.  But a few of those old
> messages do come back, but with their correct date.  I usually just
> mark those as read without bothering to read them again.  You can
> recognize them because they are at the end of the list (if sorted by
> date).
Thanks for the guide! Hopefully this will be an effective bandaid until it is
permanently fixed.

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Christian Boltz-5
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Hello,

Am Freitag, 16. Juni 2017, 19:49:37 CEST schrieb Christian Boltz:

> since I installed the 20170613 tumbleweed snapshot, Akregator looses/
> breaks its feed list. The only good thing is that the error message
> mentions the exact filename (~/.local/share/akregator/data/feeds.opml)
> so that it's easy to restore from backup ;-)
>
> I had to restore the file twice already. I'm not 100% sure, but I
> wouldn't be surprised if the file gets damaged on logout/shutdown.
>
> After restoring feeds.opml, Akregator can be started normally and
> shows all my feeds.
>
> Is this a known issue or should I open a bugreport?

Since several people see this, and I was unable to find anything about it
in bugzilla, I just opened a bugreport:
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1046966


Regards,

Christian Boltz
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