Lightroom Facebook Synchronization: attempt to index a number value

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I've installed the Lightroom 4.1 RC 2 because it's the first that supports my camera (Olympus OM-D E-M5). I'm attempting to publish to Facebook but halfway through, I get a popup that says:

An internal error has occurred.
?:0: attempt to index a number value

The system.log says:

May 25 18:12:42 Sin-2 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 RC 2[61791]: CFURLCreateWithBytes was passed these invalid URLBytes: '/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.app/Contents/Frameworks' (a file system path instead of an URL string). The URL created will not work with most file URL functions. CFURLCreateFromFileSystemRepresentation should be used instead.
May 25 18:12:57 Sin-2 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 RC 2[61791]: Failed to restore first responder (message was accessoryView)
May 25 18:13:00 Sin-2 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 RC 2[61791]: Warning: accessing obsolete X509Anchors.
May 25 18:14:58 Sin-2 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.1 RC 2[61791]: Oops! An untagged string (?:0: attempt to index a number value) got thrown far enough that we display it to the user. This shouldn't happen.

Every time I try to re-publish that collection, I get the same error. I've tried deleting it on facebook and starting over, but while it gets to a different image, it ultimately fails with the same error. Any ideas?
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Rob Cole

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That's a bug in the Adobe Facebook plugin.

I recommend trying Jeffrey Friedl's Facebook plugin, and see if it works for you.
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Hmm, not real keen on paying for a feature Lightroom is supposed to have built-in. Do things reported here eventually make it to Adobe, or do I have to do something else to "escalate" an issue past community feedback/forums/support?
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This is the official place to report the problem to Adobe, but it may take them a while to Acknowledge - could be days, could be years...

Unless you'd rather do without until it gets fixed, I strongly suggest Jeffrey's plugin. You can "buy" it for as little as one U.S. penny, but I recommend kicking in 5 or 10 bucks or more if it works well for you.

It is a more robust plugin, or so I've heard. (e.g. has features to 'Mark As Already Published' whereas Adobe's version does not have this feature. Also allows you to configure which criteria constitute republish-worthy changes, I think (disclaimer: I've never used it)).

Rob
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Alright, thanks.
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"Oops! An untagged string (?:0: attempt to index a number value) got thrown far enough that we display it to the user. This shouldn't happen."

Ya think?

This was one of the primary features I purchased Lightroom for and if it fails to perform as advertised then I'm going to request a refund immediately — I suggest you do the same.
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Ok so I found that you reliably get this message if you have any movies in your collection... delete the movie and click "Publish" again to get things moving.