12 March 2008

Liferea + Firefox + Ubuntu

Recently quite a few Ubuntu users had troubles getting feed subscription with Firefox to work. In all cases it turned out that the Ubuntu package firefox-gnome-support was missing. So if you are using Ubuntu and Firefox please check if you this package installed!

4 comments:

Vadi said...

Maybe that package should be set to "depends" for liferea?

jonathanhickman said...

firefox-gnome-support is installed for me, but firefox feed subscription definitely isn't working.

Lars said...

@vadi: No, I don't think so because Liferea users are not forced to use Firefox. They might use other browsers and this dependency could imply a hard dependency on Firefox.

@jonathanhickman: Did you configure the "liferea-add-feed" script in Firefox? This is described here. If you have an it still doesn't work you should try to run "liferea-add-feed" with a valid URL as parameter on the command line and check for any error output.

BTW: please use IRC, the SourceForge tracker or the mailing list for support requests!

Dennis said...

Firefox? Worked great the first two times I used it on Ubuntu. The next day it refused to even open at all. Am I doing something wrong or is it just buggy? Guess I'll have to switch to Opera.