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Error with feed


Describe the problem you’re having:

I’ve recently started having problems with the feed:
Which up until recently worked fine. It gives an error when any article in that feed needs to be displayed under a topic, but all other feeds work fine. I’ve deleted the feed, and re-added it with the same problem.

If possible include steps to reproduce the problem:

As far as I can tell, just adding that feed gives the problem:

tt-rss version (including git commit id): v17.1 (5b3604c)

Platform (i.e. Linux distro, PHP, PostgreSQL, etc) versions:

Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-140-generic x86_64)
psql (PostgreSQL) 9.5.15
PHP 7.0.32-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 (cli) ( NTS )

Please provide any additional information below:

  • I’ve disabled all Chrome browser extensions.
  • I’ve disabled and enabled GZIP and/or mod_deflate to test… no change.
  • There are no logs in the Preferences -> System -> Error Log
  • There are no errors in the Apache logs.
  • There is only the following error in the local Chrome Console Log:

SyntaxError: Unexpected end of JSON input
at JSON.parse ()
at handle_rpc_json (index.php:117)
at headlines_callback2 (index.php:397)
at onComplete (index.php:350)
at klass.respondToReadyState (prototype.js?1486524433:1827)
at klass.onStateChange (prototype.js?1486524433:1756)
index.php:397 headlines_callback2 [offset=0] B:false I:false

On debugging, it seems the JSON payload is a blank string. Not sure why or how.

I’m adding the output for:
./update.php --debug-feed 482 --force-refetch --force-rehash | tee /tmp/debug_output.txt

(in a follow-up comment)


it looks like this feed has data which php refuses to encode as JSON, the error message is:

Malformed UTF-8 characters, possibly incorrectly encoded


alright, the problem was with the code that generates enclosure dropdown; it was using a non-unicode
aware function and this feed apparently had enclosures with unicode filenames. should be fixed in trunk.

additionally, i’ve added a proper fatal error if json encode fails in headlines, instead of just failing mysteriously with no output.


e: https://rickwayneauthor.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/Bare-the-Burden-of-the-Heat-of-the-Day-by-PRATEEP-KOCHABUA.jpg?w=980 :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

https://rickwayneauthor.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/tarabooth-illustration-itsnicethat-11.jpg?w=700&h= :thinking:

nice blog, i’m gonna keep it


EDIT: apparently I cannot add a comment the size of the debug_output.txt size…

Here is is shared:



Thanks, fox, will update ASAP.



haha, yeah, his books are interesting as well, he’s kinda a internet friend of mine, someone with thoughts worth listening to. (not that I agree with a lot of them!)