Akregator shows 07.02.2106 07:28 in the date section

Bug #982210 reported by Alfred
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Bug Description

After importing my feeds from an *.opml file, Akregator gives all subsequently fetched entries the above mentioned date in the distant future. This is especially annoying if you have a lot of feeds, and you would need to remove all initial entries.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: akregator 4:4.8.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Apr 15 12:17:50 2012
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120328)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=de_AT
 TERM=xterm
 LANG=de_AT.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: kdepim
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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In , Bugzilla-k (bugzilla-k) wrote :

Version: 1.6.5 (using KDE 4.5.2)
OS: Linux

It's now the second time that this happend: I added a new feed and all retrieved content is displayed with the date and time 07.02.2106 07:28.

The first time this happend with last.fm recently played tracks and loved tracks, I added those two feeds about 10 month ago. As I had not used it before also the older tracks were fetched.

This time it happend with wakoopa reviews' feed. Same as for last.fm: as intended older content of 2009 was fetched first. And that content is shown with the mentioned date and time of 2106.

It seems to concern older content, written in 2009 and January 2010. Content written since February 2010 is displayed with the correct date and time. So it seems to affect only feeds that act like a kind of archive, provided something in this archive is in the time frame 2009 - 2010/01 and it's fetched in 2010.

Reproducible: Sometimes

OS: Linux (i686) release 2.6.36-0.slh.3-aptosid-686
Compiler: cc

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In , 3-christophe (3-christophe) wrote :

I can't reproduce the issue with the wakoopa feed.

what's the last.fm feed url ?

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In , 3-christophe (3-christophe) wrote :

Changing this bug status.Please reopen it whether you see this issue again.

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In , Bugzilla-k (bugzilla-k) wrote :

I have re-open this because it has happend again. This time I added my facebook links as feed in akregator. It fetches the lastest entries with the correct date and time, then fetches the older ones that were created weeks and months ago - and those older ones a stored with the date 2106-02-07 and the time 07:28. That's with akregator of KDE SC 4.5.x

Today I have updated to KDE SC 4.6.1 and added the feed for my facebook friends' links in akregator (1.6.6). It fetched the entries of the last three days right after I created the source. Those are shown with the correct date and time (today, yesterday, Monday + time). Then I used F5 to refresh the feed and the older entries were fetched. In this version they are all displayed with no date at all and the time 00:59.

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In , dmatt (martind) wrote :

I have seen this issue repeated with Kubuntu 11.04 and 11.10. I noticed it only happens during initial feed fetching (and not consistently for all feeds) after fresh install. I always press "Fetch all feeds" button. This might be similar situation to adding few new feeds at once and consistent with bug reported.

I did fresh install of Kubuntu 11.10 64bit with subsequent update 2 days ago (so Akregator from KDE 4.7.3 is concerned). Examples of feeds behaviour:
http://www.kde.org/dotkdeorg.rdf - 9 items fetched, all with wrong date 2106-02-07 07:28
http://planetkde.org/rss20.xml - 21 items fetched with same wrong date
http://pim.planetkde.org/rss20.xml - all fetched correctly

I usually delete wrong items afterwards as they are always first and hide new items.

I try to investigate it in more detail with next install I have planned.

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Alfred (alfred-egger) wrote :
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In , dmatt (martind) wrote :

Happened to me again in Akregator 4.8.3 in Kubuntu 12.04 with few feeds including Planet KDE after I imported links in opml file from previous Akregator install before first "Fetch all feeds".

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In , dmatt (martind) wrote :

The bug is still present in 4.11.2 and is easily reproducible. I always trigger this bug in a new Kubuntu installation by simply importing *.opml with my usual set of feeds, some of which are duplicates to Akregator (or Kubuntu) default set.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Add feed, which is duplicate of the feed already included in Akregator or add new feed twice to different folders.
2. Fetch all feeds. New Items in one copy of the feed have all information correct. New Items in second copy of feed might have 00:59 or 01:00 information instead of correct date. After Akregator is restarted date information for affected items changes to 07.02.2106 07:28.

When the duplicate feed is removed, new items are fetched with correct dates, but the older ones with wrong date stay wrong.

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In , dmatt (martind) wrote :

Actually, after akregator is restarted, both copies of feed show the date 07.02.2106 07:28 in affected items.

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In , Bugzilla-k (bugzilla-k) wrote :

I am not aware of having duplicate feeds... It happend to me with unique feeds. But - maybe - it happens when feeds come from the same source, like last.fm recently played tracks and loved tracks: two different feeds, but same origin...

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In , Cfeck (cfeck) wrote :

*** Bug 317344 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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In , gonssal (gonssal) wrote :

More than 5 years, not bad.

Still happening in KDE 5, Akregator 5.0.3.

07-02-2016 has passed.

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In , Yuriy Vidineev (adeptg) wrote :

I also have such bug from time to time (Kubuntu 16.04) but can't reproduce

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In , Mfraz74+kde (mfraz74+kde) wrote :

Yes, I am still seeing this bug with Kontact 5.2.3 in Kubuntu 16.04.

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In , 607h67+2fz3ur2emlbgk (607h67+2fz3ur2emlbgk) wrote :

This bug is still present in Akregator 16.04.3-2 and is really annoying. I'm
using Akregator in Debian Stretch with Kontact 16.04.3-2 and Plasma 5.

The bug seems to appear randomly but I also see it when the following happens.
First Akregator fetches new articles from feeds and it saves some of them
without date and time. So usually I don't see these articles because they are
put at the bottom of the list. Then, when Kontact is restarted, Akregator shows
these articles whit the date 07/02/06 07:28 at the top of the list.

This bug really undermines the usability of the program because it messes the
chronological order of the articles.

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In , Cfeck (cfeck) wrote :

*** Bug 375448 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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In , Mfraz74+kde (mfraz74+kde) wrote :

I'm running Akregator 16.12.3 and this is still happening.

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In , Mail-kh (mail-kh) wrote :

Version 17.04.3

It happened after a crash. For some items the feeds had the 2106 date.

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In , P1037905 (p1037905) wrote :

Same here with Akregator 17.04.3 with OpenSUSE Tumbleweeed.

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In , Philippe-roubach (philippe-roubach) wrote :

kde app 17.08

also some time some contents has no date.

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In , Montel-3 (montel-3) wrote :

> also some time some contents has no date.

We need a test case for this one.
Perhaps it's a parsing error.

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In , P1037905 (p1037905) wrote :

After deleting ~/.local/share/akregator folder, Akregator was working fine for one day. Now I got items with wrong date again, so I moved back to the backup folder.
What is necessary for you from my side to reproduce the issue?

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In , Host71 (host71) wrote :

Created attachment 107877
example from packman list

I can confirm this issue as well, feeds appear suddenly with date 09.02.06 07:28.
Yesterday is configured akregator completely new (deleting ~/.local/share/akregator/ and ~/.config/akregatorrc). It worked without any issues for some hours. Then akregator crashed (don't remember exactly the error message, but something with a xml file) After the crash, my feeds were gone, I had to import them again from a opml file. Again it worked for a couple of hours. And now this strange feed date apears again.

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In , gonssal (gonssal) wrote :

So, after updating to 5.5.3, akregator has been a mess, and I noticed something that maybe could help with this issue.

A weird bug happened to me causing that, after updating all feeds, all new articles appeared with no date on them (empty column). After a reboot, all the articles I tried to read with an empty date now appear as 07.02.2106 07:28.

The conclusion is that apparently, if there's a problem with setting the date when getting/reading a new article (which seems it should never happen, why not just set the current date then?), for some reason it gets the 07.02.2106 one (that seems like a maximum possible integer value for a timestamp or something, don't you think?).

Hope it helps, this has to be one of the longest running bugs in kdepim, and still unconfirmed for some reason.

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In , gonssal (gonssal) wrote :

*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***

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In , P1037905 (p1037905) wrote :

For me the problem was present on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. It gone after reverting back to stable version Leap 42.3 (Akregator 17.04-2-2.1). I deleted the items with wrong date and I haven't experienced any problem for a month.
It was probably caused by some incorrect package versions.

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In , Daniel Aleksandersen (da2x) wrote :

I also noticed this after a crash (#390192).

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in kdepim (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in kdepim:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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In , Daniel Aleksandersen (da2x) wrote :

The problem here may be that QDateTime can return -1 for invalid dates. Cast to a 32-bit unsigned int, -1 is 4294967295, and interpreted as a timestamp that's exactly 2106-02-07 07:28. The code doesn’t handle this case, as far as I can tell.

Notably, I’ve had this happen with completely valid feeds with correct time zone and ISO time strings. I’m not sure what the root cause is. The same feeds will work if I delete all Akregator settings and import it anew.

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In , Philippe-roubach (philippe-roubach) wrote :

(In reply to Laurent Montel from comment #19)
> > also some time some contents has no date.
>
> We need a test case for this one.
> Perhaps it's a parsing error.

what do you need ?
how to get what you need ?

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In , M0ke (m0ke) wrote :

There are a few articles with that date stuck at the top of article list in akregator.

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In , Aeris-g (aeris-g) wrote :

Created attachment 114662
bugged feed

Dump of http://blog.xebia.fr/feed

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In , Aeris-g (aeris-g) wrote :

Created attachment 114663
Bad date on some entries

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In , Aeris-g (aeris-g) wrote :

Created attachment 114664
Broken entries after refresh from bugged feed

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In , Aeris-g (aeris-g) wrote :

Same trouble here
Enclosed to this ticker a feed which generate bugged entries after a "refresh feed" action.
Seem broken entries matches the one with the bugged date, only the 5 last entries are correctly displayed.

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In , Kollix (kollix) wrote :

I see lots of them from http://planet.qt-project.org/rss20.xml
and I have the feeling it is the same problem coming from kio-http
which stores the same date/time when doing
kioclient5 copy 'https://www.kde.org/aether/media/patrons/google.svg' file:///tmp/google.svg

stat google.svg shows
Modify: 2106-02-07 07:28:15.000000000 +0100

Also described here https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=374420
but there it says it's not related to Akregator

Also possible dup: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=262271#c10

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In , Philippe-roubach (philippe-roubach) wrote :

Here I found an explanation
 https://nwrickert2.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/reviewing-akregator-again/

I confirm the procedure to reproduce phenomenon.

The explanation is : if an article is older than the delay to keep the article akregator set date to "no date". This "no date" is read at next launch as 07/02/2106.

Please I know it is not easy to find someone to fix this bug but now this bug is 8 years old.

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In , 3-christophe (3-christophe) wrote :

*** Bug 386699 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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In , 3-christophe (3-christophe) wrote :

*** Bug 403428 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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In , Ninoriggio53 (ninoriggio53) wrote :

Created attachment 117578
attachment-32761-0.html

Grazie, ma ripeto come vengono datati alcuni feed 07/02/06.
Lo avete corretto perchè avviene ciò?
Grazie.

Il giorno dom 20 gen 2019 alle ore 18:44 Christophe Giboudeaux <
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> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=256034
>
> Christophe Giboudeaux <email address hidden> changed:
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> *** Bug 403428 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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In , brazzmonkey (brazzmonkey) wrote :

bug 262271 looks similar to me. Either way, it's an old bug that basically ruins user experience : browsing and reading feeds should be a easy task, only basic functionalities are needed.
With akregator this simple task turns into a daily fight to get a chronological list of articles. Ultimately that defeats the purpose of feed reader.

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In , John Scott (jscott0) wrote :

*** Bug 262271 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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In , John Scott (jscott0) wrote :

*** Bug 357281 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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In , Ninoriggio53 (ninoriggio53) wrote :

Capita anche se cancello una fonte con i feed di quella data, vengono ricaricati tutti i feed vecchi quando lo riaggiungo alle fonti.

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In , Paurick (paurick) wrote :

Created attachment 119395
Invalid date test feed

This is what happens (Akregator 5.10.3):
In Akregator::Feed::appendArticles fetched items are processed. All items are stored in the feed's archive. Only new items which have a publication date newer than the expiration date, will be appended to the feed's article list. The next time the feed is fetched, all items which were processed earlier but were not added to the article list and haven't changed since then, will be processes as new items. That's when the problems start on these two lines:
 Article mya(*it, this);
 mya.offsetPubDate(nudge);

The (private) constructor of Article creates an object with an invalid publication date (the default QDateTime constructor) because the item was already stored in the feed's archive and it hasn't changed. On the next line the publication date is updated, but based on the invalid publication date. This causes the invalid date to be written to the feed's archive.

It's easy to reproduce with the attached feed:
1. Add the feed to Akregator.
2. Fetch the feed.

The article first appears as a blank line, but after restarting Akregator the invalid is shown.

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In , davech (davech) wrote :

This bug is still present in 5.11.3.
I can confirm that the test feed posted in the previous comment does trigger the bug.

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In , Philippe-roubach (philippe-roubach) wrote :

opensuse Argon 15.1
kde app 19.04.3
plasma 5.16.3
kde framework 5.60.0
qt 5.13.0

problem still there

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In , Ninoriggio53 (ninoriggio53) wrote :

Created attachment 121772
attachment-10021-0.html

Non c'è verso il difetto della data vecchia persiste sempre, data e orario,
per tute le fonti rss.

Il giorno ven 26 lug 2019 alle ore 18:46 Philippe ROUBACH <
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> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=256034
>
> --- Comment #44 from Philippe ROUBACH <email address hidden> ---
> opensuse Argon 15.1
> kde app 19.04.3
> plasma 5.16.3
> kde framework 5.60.0
> qt 5.13.0
>
> problem still there
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In , Wbauer (wbauer) wrote :

*** Bug 410396 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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In , swestlake (westlake2012) wrote :

same thing here on Debian 10
Akregator - Version 5.9.3

I completely wiped out my Akregator settings (including ~/.cache/akregator), imported an .opml file.

I added a duplicate for one of the feeds, and the "date" showed up as year 2106.

I looked again in the the feeds that were set and noticed a feed was a duplicate.

I am testing the duplicate rss feed issue with this one,
http://planet.kernel.org/rss20.xml

The datestamp for the first copy of this feed is correct, but if a copy of this feed is used, all the datestamps for the second feed become 2106 for the year.

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In , Philippe-roubach (philippe-roubach) wrote :

Created attachment 124781
bad date 01/01/1970 00:00

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In , Philippe-roubach (philippe-roubach) wrote :

Created attachment 124782
no date

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In , 3-christophe (3-christophe) wrote :

*** Bug 416780 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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In , Philippe-roubach (philippe-roubach) wrote :

opensuse Argon 15.1
kde app 19.12.1
plasma 5.17.5
kde framework 5.66.0
qt 5.14.0

It seems last version of kde environment solves mainly the problem.

i saved the list of feeds
i deleted all data about akregator:

~/.config/akregatorrc
~/.local/akregator/

i launched akregator and restored feeds and settings.

Since this time no more date problem even in case of a kontact crash or an akregator crash.

It remains: for a few feeds sometime some fields are blank.

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