August 20th, 2011

  • khyron

"couldn't retrieve anum" error when using XML-RPC

I've been unsucsessfully trying to extract my LJ content into a account using their import tool. The web form accepts my username and password and appears to successfully authenticate with LJ, but then immediately spits out an XML-RPC error. The same exact error is being reported by ljdump (most recent version, 1.5.1) when I run it on the command line on my Snow Leopard machine:

couldn't retrieve anum for entry at /home/lj/cgi-bin/ line 3952

If I understand this correctly, this appears to be an issue with LJ itself, correct? If so, what's the proper procedure for reporting this in the most helpful possible way?

I've been able to completely back up my journal using XJournal, but I don't know if the XML it produces (the .plist file) is actually of use to a importer, plus it does not appear to grab comments. I definitely want to preserve my comments.

Thanks in advance for any help!