Forum OpenACS Q&A: lars-blogger: RSS feed broken
i'm running oacs 4.6.1 with postgresql 7.2.4 and installed lars-blogger  everything works fine, except for the rss-feeds. i have to instances of lars-blogger mounted, and neither provide a feed.
there is a www/rss/ directory in the package containing an index.vhu file with the following expression
ns_returnfile 200 text/xml [rss_gen_report_file -summary_context_id [ad_conn package_id] -impl_name pinds_blog_entries]
which seems rather sensible, but when i access  i get:
The requested URL was not found on this server.
i haven't found any rss-application in the oacs packages which i could mount explicitely but there is mention of rss-support when viewing the Package Manager page.
Try mounting the rss-support package and surfing to its main index page. There you should be able to set up a subscription manually. You may also find the rss-support documentation, in doc/index.html, helpful.
>Try mounting the rss-support package and surfing to its main index
> page. There you should be able to set up a subscription manually.
I did that. I even created and mounted a brandnew instance of a blog for debugging purposes, but it still doesn't return any rss at *any* <blogmountpoint>/rss/rss.xml
> You may also find the rss-support documentation, in doc/index.html,
i checked that already prior to my initial post, but I'm not knowledgeable enough of OACS yet to understand it fully, yet.
perhaps i should have mounted the rss-support *before* mounting my first instance of lars-blogger. perhaps there are some sql- or tcl-init-scripts that would have been run then and need to be triggered now manually. but which ones?
lars, if you're reading, i hope you've moved into your new house sucessfully and are now again ready to answer support questions
when surfing to the rss-support adminpage i only have the option to view my subscriptions (Report Generation Subscriptions) which shows none, but i can't find any place to actually *add* one.
so perhaps the ball is in your field, afterall, and not lars's?
I am not sure if this made it into OpenACS 4.6.1
sounds good. but how does one go about updating an existing 4.6.1 installation?
[ ] untar the 4.6.2 ball into and over the existing installation
[ ] replace the existing installation with a fresh untar and move
the modified .adp and .tcl files manually back
[ ] set up a new instance with a new database
[x] i really haven't got a clue yet
thanks in advance!
> untar the 4.6.2 ball into and over the existing installation
> replace the existing installation with a fresh untar and move
> the modified .adp and .tcl files manually back
If you have lots of modified files then you would propably like to look into using a local CVS repository approach, using 'vendor import' for importing OpenACS code into your project. See http://pinds.com/acs-tips/openacs-setup for a good description how to do that.
> set up a new instance with a new database
No. After upgrading the files to the new versions go to /acs-admin/apm/packages-install and select those packages that have an 'Upgrade' comment. The apm will then present you with a list of sql upgrade scripts that it is about to run. The upgrade scripts contain data model changes, e.g. 'alter table add ...' when a new column has been added to a table. Confirm and cross fingers.
Note that there is a serious effort to make the upgrade scripts work between _final_ releases, e.g. 4.6.1 and the not yet released 4.6.2, not between beta versions, although they most likely work. If not please file a bug report.