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Bug 180887 - www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin- - feed subscription does not work
Summary: www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin- - feed subscription does not work
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Mozilla Gentoo Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-06-04 18:24 UTC by Ryan May
Modified: 2007-12-07 11:13 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Ryan May 2007-06-04 18:24:14 UTC
Subscribing to a feed using an external application does not work under mozilla-firefox-bin-  Specifically, I can't get it to use liferea-add-feed (1.2.15b), but I can't even get a simple test script which writes the specified url to a file to work.  What happens if I click on a link is that I get the feed preferences page to come up, even if I have an application configured to be used.  If I click the "subscribe now" button on this page, nothing happens.  There is no evidence that any script is ever executed.  This is on an AMD64 system running 32-bit firefox (for the plugins).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
2.Tell firefox to subscribe to link using /usr/bin/liferea-add-feed (or even simpler script)
3.Click subscribe now button

Actual Results:  
Absolutely nothing.

Expected Results:  
Liferea should add feed (or simple script should write url to file)

Portage (default-linux/amd64/2007.0, gcc-4.1.2, glibc-2.5-r3, 2.6.20-gentoo-r7 x86_64)
System uname: 2.6.20-gentoo-r7 x86_64 AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 244
Gentoo Base System release 1.12.9
Timestamp of tree: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 12:50:01 +0000
dev-java/java-config: 1.3.7, 2.0.32
dev-lang/python:     2.4.4-r4
dev-python/pycrypto: 2.0.1-r5
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.2.17
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.61
sys-devel/automake:  1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2, 1.10
sys-devel/binutils:  2.16.1-r3
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.3.16
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.22
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.17-r2
CFLAGS="-march=athlon64 -O2 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/3.5/env /usr/kde/3.5/share/config /usr/kde/3.5/shutdown /usr/share/X11/xkb /usr/share/config"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/gconf /etc/java-config/vms/ /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/web2c"
CXXFLAGS="-march=athlon64 -O2 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
FEATURES="candy confcache distlocks fixpackages metadata-transfer parallel-fetch sandbox sfperms strict userprive usersandbox"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --delete-after --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages --filter=H_**/files/digest-*"
USE="3dnow 3dnowex X acl aiglx amd64 berkdb bitmap-fonts branding browserplugin bzip2 cairo cdr cdrom cli cracklib crypt cups dbus dri dvd dvi emul-linux-x86 expat ffmpeg fftw firefox fortran gd gdbm gif gimpprint glut gnome gnutls gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 hal hdf iconv ipv6 isdnlog java jpeg lapack libg++ midi mmx mng motif mozbranding mozilla mozsvg mudflap nautilus ncurses netcdf network nls nocd nptl nptlonly nsplugin numeric nvidia opengl openmp pam pcre pdf perl png pppd profile python qt3 readline reflection session smp spell spl sse sse2 ssl subversion svg szip tcl tcltk tcpd tetex threads tiff tk truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts udunits unicode wmf xml xorg xulrunner zlib" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" ELIBC="glibc" INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"
Comment 1 Ryan May 2007-06-04 18:44:41 UTC
Everything works properly with mozilla-firefox- (compiled on AMD64).  However, this isn't really an acceptable solution, since with 64bit firefox I can't use flash and other 32bit only plugins.
Comment 2 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-06-04 18:53:42 UTC
There's nothing we could do w/ firefox-bin; if you can reproduce this with a clean, empty profile without any addons etc., then you should report such things upstream.

(For the record, works just fine using www-client/mozilla-firefox-
Comment 3 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-06-04 20:55:18 UTC
Did work?
Comment 4 Ryan May 2007-06-04 21:41:59 UTC
I don't remember it working, but I didn't do any extensive testing until after I upgraded today.  Unfortunately, is no longer in the tree....
Comment 5 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-06-05 10:33:05 UTC
You could copy the ebuild and rename it to, then 'emerge -av --digest =mozilla-firefox-'.
Comment 6 Ryan May 2007-06-05 13:35:24 UTC
mozilla-firefox-bin- is broken as well.

(I really should have thought of getting that way)
Comment 7 Ryan May 2007-06-05 13:47:00 UTC
And for completeness sake, and didn't work either. was unavailable on the mirrors I checked.
Comment 8 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-06-05 13:52:03 UTC
Try using the downloaded version of firefox from

But that seems an upstream bug and we can't fix it unfortunately.  Try with the's version.
Comment 9 Bugs Bunny 2007-06-19 21:43:18 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Everything works properly with mozilla-firefox- (compiled on AMD64). 
> However, this isn't really an acceptable solution, since with 64bit firefox I
> can't use flash and other 32bit only plugins.

Once again this information is wrong... you are always more then welcomed to use nspluginwrapper for your 32bit plugins
Comment 10 Ryan May 2007-06-25 17:37:48 UTC
The last time I tried nspluginwrapper, it made my firefox extremely unstable and the sound did not work properly.  Is this package stable in portage now?
Comment 11 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-12-07 11:13:00 UTC
This is for upstream