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Bug#402082: akregator: Changing feed URL "removes" old articles

Package: akregator
Version: 4:3.5.5.dfsg.1-3
Severity: normal

This week, Slashdot changed the URL for their feed (while the old
feed is still, AFAICT, available, they've asked everyone to change
the URL). I edited the feed, and changed the URL. At first, all
seemed to be OK; the last bunch of articles showed up as new,
even though I've read most of them, which seemed logical.

But then, in order to check another bug, I upgraded (from 4:3.5.5.dfsg.1-2)
and restarted Kontact. The first thing I noticed was that the count of
unread slashdot articles was out of sync with the real number; I seemed
to have much more unread articles, all relatively new, then the tree
view indicated. I finished reading them, and indeed, while I never got
the tree to display a negative or integer-overflowed number, I did get
a lower number of new items in the folder than in a contained, sibling
feed (I'll try to attach the image).

Then, I realized all my old articles were nowhere to be seen. Of these,
about 10 were still marked "unread" (that is, I intended to read them
later), so I was a little bummed.

Checking ~/.kde/share/apps/akregator/Archive, I did find my missing items.
They were in a separate file now, because of the different URL.

So, I want them back where I can see them. Preferably in the same feed
as the new ones. Or, at the very least, the "edit feed properties" should
warn about the dangers of changing the URL.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages akregator depends on:
ii  kdelibs4c2a            4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-5 core libraries and binaries for al
ii  libc6                  2.3.6.ds1-8       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                1:4.1.1-20        GCC support library
ii  libkdepim1a            4:3.5.5.dfsg.1-3  KDE PIM library
ii  libqt3-mt              3:3.3.7-1         Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libstdc++6             4.1.1-20          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3

akregator recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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