Bug 189823 - Unable to add podcast feed
Unable to add podcast feed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-vfs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
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Reported: 2006-04-24 17:40 EDT by Ashish Shukla
Modified: 2008-05-06 11:50 EDT (History)
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Wireshark Capture of Rhythmbox (105.42 KB, application/octet-stream)
2007-01-31 02:29 EST, Ashish Shukla
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Description Ashish Shukla 2006-04-24 17:40:57 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to add podcast feed, it displays an error message

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
1. Activate context menu on "Podcasts" in Rhythmbox left pane
2. Select "New Podcast Feed" menu item.
3. Enter "http://linuxuser.thepodcastnetwork.com/feed/" as Podcast feed.
3. Click on "Add" button.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
-- begin message box --
Error in podcast

There was a problem adding this podcast. Please verify the URL: 
-- end message box --

Expected results:
Podcast should be added into the library.

Additional info:
When added podcast at "http://leoville.tv/podcasts/sn.xml" (redirected from 
"http://leo.am/podcasts/sn"), it gets added. But on playing, a segmentation 
fault occured.
I noticed both the feeds and found that "http://leoville.tv/podcasts/sn.xml" 
feed contains some iTunes specific tags. So, is Rhythmbox expecting this ??
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2007-01-30 19:22:27 EST
Works fine here. Could you please check whether the same thing occurs with
Rhythmbox 0.9.6 that was uploaded to the FC6 updates recently?

(Multimedia stuff moves quickly, and it would be better using the latest
distribution to use Rhythmbox properly).
Comment 2 Ashish Shukla 2007-01-31 02:29:53 EST
Created attachment 147006 [details]
Wireshark Capture of Rhythmbox
Comment 3 Ashish Shukla 2007-01-31 02:31:58 EST
I'm running Rhythmbox 0.9.7 in Fedora Core 6 (amd64). When trying to add this
"http://linuxuser.thepodcastnetwork.com/feed/" podcast I got this error:

-- begin error --
"There was a problem adding this podcast. Please verify the URL:
-- end error --

Whereas, I played the same podcast in amaroK, and there it played fine. I've
sumbitted the network packet capture of the packet when I added podcast feed to
my rhythmbox. It seems rhythmbox initiated the connection reset, without
receiving the complete podcast feed. BtW, I'm running on 128 Kbps ADSL connection.
Comment 4 Bastien Nocera 2007-01-31 11:32:36 EST
There's problem indeed:
$ gnomevfs-cat http://linuxuser.thepodcastnetwork.com/feed/ > foo
$ wc -l foo 
1338 foo
$ wget http://linuxuser.thepodcastnetwork.com/feed/
$ wc -l index.html 
2157 index.html

The following program fails as well:
#include <glib.h>
#include <libgnomevfs/gnome-vfs.h>

#define URL "http://linuxuser.thepodcastnetwork.com/feed/"

int main (int argc, char **argv)
        char *contents;
        int file_size;

        if (!gnome_vfs_init ())
                return 1;
        if (gnome_vfs_read_entire_file (URL, &file_size, &contents) !=
                g_warning ("Couldn't read data from \"%s\"", URL);
                return 1;
        g_message ("Read %d bytes from \"%s\"", URL);

        return 0;

$ ./test 

** (process:14240): WARNING **: Couldn't read data from

Looks like a gnome-vfs bug.
Comment 5 Bastien Nocera 2007-01-31 12:09:43 EST
Works fine in svn trunk of gnome-vfs, probably a neon/gnome-vfs bug, CC:'ing Joe.
Comment 6 Joe Orton 2007-01-31 12:18:24 EST
A stock neon can process the GET response from that URL fine, I'd guess this is
either a gnome-vfs problem or some issue in the patched copy of neon bundled in
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 22:44:53 EDT
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 11:50:23 EDT
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