"programming error"

Bug #50806 reported by Robert Nevins
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #50958: Problem with firefox live bookmarks. Edit Remove
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
deskbar-applet (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/deskbar-applet/handlers/mozilla.py", line 153, in <lambda>
    self.watcher.connect('changed', lambda watcher, f: self._parse_bookmarks())
  File "/usr/lib/deskbar-applet/handlers/mozilla.py", line 161, in _parse_bookmarks
    self._bookmarks, parsed_file, self._shortcuts_to_smart_bookmarks_map = MozillaBookmarksParser(self).get_indexer()
  File "/usr/lib/deskbar-applet/handlers/mozilla.py", line 257, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/HTMLParser.py", line 112, in close
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/HTMLParser.py", line 150, in goahead
    k = self.parse_endtag(i)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/HTMLParser.py", line 316, in parse_endtag
  File "/usr/lib/deskbar-applet/handlers/mozilla.py", line 302, in handle_endtag
    if self.href.startswith("javascript:"):
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'startswith'

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Dean Sas (dsas) wrote :

It looks like this is deskbar not handling a firefox bookmarks.html properly.

Changed in firefox:
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected
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Dean Sas (dsas) wrote :

Robert, We need your bookmarks.html file from your firefox profile to properly diagnose the problem. If you don't mind your bookmarks being viewable to anyone in the world could you attach the file to this bug?

You can find it in .mozilla/firefox/<some_random_letters>.default/bookmarks.html, remember to change "<randomletters>" to the letters you have before ".default"

Changed in deskbar-applet:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
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Robert Nevins (robert-nevins) wrote :


I don't mind at all. However, I'm a complete duffer at this sort of thing. Where am I meant to be looking for this html file?


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Dean Sas (dsas) wrote :

Hi Robert. It's a tricky one to describe as it's different for each person :)

If you look at the bottom of the "comment form" on this web page, there's an "add attachment box". Hit browse at the side and it'll launch the file picker. Then press CTRL+L and it'll give you a text box. Type "~/.mozilla/firefox/" then choose the item that ends in ".default". Then press "open". Select the "bookmarks.html" file, then press "open". Finally, back on the webpage, give the file a description (something like "crash causing bookmarks file" would be good), then hit "save changes".

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

apparently that's the same issue than bug #50958 and fixed to edgy, marking as duplicate

Changed in deskbar-applet:
status: Needs Info → Rejected
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