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Bug 128895 - planet.g.o. republishes same stuff over and over again
Summary: planet.g.o. republishes same stuff over and over again
Alias: None
Product: Websites
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Planet (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Daniel Drake (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-04-05 04:38 UTC by Jakub Moc (RETIRED)
Modified: 2006-05-30 16:19 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Hanno's RSS feed, 25th april (14-English.rss,35.59 KB, text/plain)
2006-04-25 14:52 UTC, Daniel Drake (RETIRED)
Joe Sapp's feed, April 25th (index.rss,2.75 KB, text/plain)
2006-04-25 14:56 UTC, Daniel Drake (RETIRED)
Sebastian Bergmann's feed, 25th april (31-gentoo.rss,66.66 KB, text/plain)
2006-04-25 15:00 UTC, Daniel Drake (RETIRED)

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Description Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-04-05 04:38:25 UTC
Planet has been broken for a while. Republished that hanno's amarok + moodbar thing many times, republished dsd's complete blog and today it just republished zaheerm's complete blog.
Comment 1 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-04-06 17:42:56 UTC
Nothing planet can do about this. My blog was reposted when I upgraded wordpress, wordpress changed all the timestamps. Same with zaheer I guess. Hanno's blog writes incorrect timestamps every time he writes a new post, even  in category unpublished on the planet. Hanno is aware, hopefully he has it fixed.
Comment 2 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-04-24 03:38:23 UTC
OK... Today: complete nixphoeni's blog (universe looks even worse, even more outdated stuff) republished; and sebastian's eZ components appear yet again. Meanwhile, the amarok thing has been republished a bunch of times.

If this can't be fixed on p.g.o level, then remove the broken blogs from aggregation until they are fixed. Ignoring the breakage makes Gentoo look pretty lame. :/

Comment 3 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-04-25 14:52:29 UTC
Created attachment 85489 [details]
Hanno's RSS feed, 25th april


Please fix your blog. I am attaching a current copy of the RSS feed for future reference.

If the dates change again then I'll temporarily remove you from the planet until it is fixed. Sorry to sound so harsh, just it does damage the flow of the planet...
Comment 4 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-04-25 14:56:19 UTC
Created attachment 85490 [details]
Joe Sapp's feed, April 25th

Joe Sapp (nixphoeni)'s weblog has only been republished once to my knowledge.. probably due to a blog software upgrade? Anyway, here's a current copy of the RSS feed, if it happens again we can investigate further.
Comment 5 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-04-25 15:00:48 UTC
Created attachment 85492 [details]
Sebastian Bergmann's feed, 25th april


Planet has been repeatedly republishing your weblog on the site. This usually happens when your buggy blog software mistakenly modifies the date of every post in your feed, or if it makes some other large unneeded change.

Here is a copy of your feed from today. If it happens again, we'll have a basis for comparison.
Comment 6 Sebastian Bergmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-04-26 01:06:21 UTC
AFAIK, Serendipity, which is the blog software I am using, bumps the RSS timestamp when an entry is edited after its initial publication. I would not call this behaviour a bug, but a feature.
Comment 7 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-04-26 02:07:30 UTC
The post which springs to mind is the "EZ Components now available in Portage" one. Have you been editing that one?
Comment 8 Sebastian Bergmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-04-26 02:18:12 UTC
Okay, I just checked with Garvin Hicking (lead developer of Serendipity).

The current behaviour is this: Serendipity's feeds contains all entries since If-Last-Modified, and not only the last 15 (which would be sent for an Unconditional GET request). Planet does not handle this correctly, hence the "republishing".

The issue is fixed in Serendipity's SVN TRUNK (which will become Serendipity 1.1): "Added new configuration option to that lets you toggle whether to comply with RFC2616 on Conditional GET.".
Comment 9 Sebastian Bergmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-04-26 02:27:29 UTC
Yes, I edited that posting, AFAICR.
Comment 10 Joe Sapp (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-04-26 22:27:16 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Joe Sapp (nixphoeni)'s weblog has only been republished once to my knowledge..
> probably due to a blog software upgrade?

Sorry about that.  I was screwing with the RSS flavour I wrote for blosxom, so the content of the feed changed about 3 times.  Planet wasn't catching when I'd post something new, so I tried to fix it.
Comment 11 Hanno Böck gentoo-dev 2006-04-27 03:18:16 UTC
I've installed the svn-version mentioned by sebastian in #8 and activated the option, so my blog should be okay now.
Comment 12 Brian Harring (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-05-01 00:32:00 UTC
@hanno: it ain't, repeat as of 05/01/06 07:31 utc.
Comment 13 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-05-03 12:18:41 UTC
Ok, I just discovered that we were running an ancient version of Planet (the "nightly snapshot" on was like years old). I just upgraded us to the latest nightly as of today. Fingers crossed that this has better old article detection, since that TODO item disappeared...

(I think the republishing of Hasan Khalil's blog is a side-effect of the upgrade.)
Comment 14 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-05-30 16:19:47 UTC
Marking as fixed for now, problem doesn't seem to have reappeared