Have to import new feeds twice -- help!

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Dan
2012-08-28
2012-08-29
  • Dan
    Dan
    2012-08-28

    I'm using RSSOwl 2.1.4, and Firefox 14.0.1 portable under Sandboxie.
    Everything is superb with RSSOwl except a maddening problem: when I import a
    new feed, and close RSSOwl, when I re-open it, the new feed is not there. But
    when I do it a second time, close RSSOwl and re-open, the second time the need
    feed is listed. This is driving me nuts, as you can imagine. Is it because I'm
    running Firefox under Sandboxie? But if that were the problem, why does the
    feed show up when I import it a second time? Please help, as this problem is
    making it very difficult to populate RSSOwl with new feeds. Thanks.

     
  • genodeftest
    genodeftest
    2012-08-29

    Hi

    Can you find out if RSSOwl is running in this sandbox? Is RSSOwl being started
    from Firefox or did it run before? Do you add those feeds to RSSOwl by copying
    the URL or clicking on those RSS icons?

    Can you please export the log file (
    http://www.rssowl.org/help#item_5 ) and
    paste it somewhere or send it to me via PM ?

    If RSSOwl is started from a sandboxed Firefox it is very likely that RSSOwl is
    running in this sandbox too. If that is the case, RSSOwl can not write
    anything to disk and thus must "forget" that you added a feed.

     
  • Dan
    Dan
    2012-08-29

    You are correct. I didn't notice it, but when RSSOwl is not running and I
    invoke the add new feed by clicking on a feed icon, RSSOwl does start
    sandboxed, which would explain why nothing is saved. I then did a test,
    starting RSSOwl first, not sandboxed, and invoked the add feed via the icon,
    and the new feed was there when I opened RSSOwl back up.

    As you requested, I sent you the log file by PM.

    I am not 100% sure, as I will need to import more feeds, but it looks like my
    problem is solved -- I will make sure RSSOwl is already running before
    importing a new feed.

    THANKS for your great help!

     
  • genodeftest
    genodeftest
    2012-08-29

    Ok, I got your logs, thanks!

    There are no errors until yesterday so it seems like RSSOwl your Sandbox
    causes the problem.

    1. Is RSSOwl being started from Firefox or did it run before?
    2. Do you add those feeds to RSSOwl by copying the URL or clicking on those RSS icons?
     
  • genodeftest
    genodeftest
    2012-08-29

    (sorry, ignore my last 2 questions; I posted them while you posted the answers
    ;)