[RDD] Rdfeed.xml won't parse

Frederick Henderson frederickjh at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 02:59:04 EST 2010

On Wed, 08 Dec 2010 06:38:37 +0100, G Wood <GLW717 at avnetmedia.net> wrote:

> Hello all,
> After I install and configure Rdadmin for the xml feed, when I go to  
> rd-bin
> and look at the rdfeed.xml it appears to be a binary format, not an xml
> file. I have two machines both the same. Message says it wont' parse in a
> browser.
> Thanks,
> Gary

Hi Gary!

 From the list archives. Maybe this will help.



From: Fred Gleason <fr... at paravelsystems.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 14:35:35 -0500
Local: Wed, Feb 20 2008 9:35 pm
Subject: Re: [RDD] Buncha Questions
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On Wednesday 20 February 2008 05:00:57 am David E Smith wrote:

> However, nothing except the mp3's ever get uploaded to thewebserver.   
> Where are those RSS feeds and XML files?

There are no 'XML files'.  However, we trick the end-users into thinking
are by having Apache generate them on-the-fly when requested.  To set it up
using the RPMs, just install the 'rivendell' and 'rivendell-web' packages
the web server, set up the database connection in '/etc/rd.conf' and enable
the 'apache2' service.  (No need to run the 'rivendell' service on the web

The feeds can then be accessed with a URL like this:


If you want to see this in action, try:



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