Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 429263
subscibe to RSS feed using external program fails
Last modified: 2008-03-03 10:34:24 EST
Description of problem:
subscribing to a RSS feed fails everytime, when firefox configured to use
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.config firefox to use liferea-add-feed for RSS subscription
2.click on RSS feed icon
Errors in the error console
Error: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80520006
"0x80520006 (NS_ERROR_FILE_TARGET_DOES_NOT_EXIST)" location: "JS frame ::
FRS_addToClientReader :: line 339" data: no]
Source File: file:///usr/lib64/firefox-126.96.36.199/components/FeedConverter.js
Cannot reproduce with firefox-188.8.131.52-3.fc8 and liferea-1.4.10-1.fc8 (true,
this is i386; unfortunately I don't have F8 on x86_64 here).
Just to be sure, what happens when you run
from the command line running liferea-add-feed <src> works as expected.
Still get the same error in firefox subscribing to www.tbray.org/ongoing.
googling around showed ubuntu had a reported problem with this -- but they
didn't say what the fix was :(
At this point, we're going to only be taking security fixes and major stability
fixes into this release of Fedora. However, we still want to ensure the bug is
fixed in the next version. We'd appreciate if you could test Firefox 3,
available at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html or now shipping
as the default in Fedora rawhide and provide feedback as to whether it still
exists so we can file a ticket upstream to try to fix it in Firefox 3 before it
In that case I'll leave it until I upgrade to fedora 9 and test it again then.
I don't care enough about this to start installing beta software
That's why we mentioned upstream binary tarballs -- it is OK just to unpack
tarballs in any directory on your system (including under your $HOME) and then
run the firefox out of such directory. That’s BTW exactly what I am doing right
now (running FF3 from ~/redhat/firefox3/ on Fedora 8).
I downloaded the firefox 3 beta 32 bit and I'm running from its own directory.
It can successfully add feeds to liferea, I tried both RSS & ATOM from
But there doesn't seem to be a 64 bit version of the beta, at least I couldn't
find it -- so I guess I'm not testing the same thing.
(BTW -- firefox 3 has some problems in that can't find the theme engine "nodoka")
So I still can't really say if the problem is fixed.
I think there shouldn't be that much difference between i386 and x86_64 for
this. Let's say it has been fixed and you would reopen if it isn't, right? :-)