Thanks to many here I've got a blog running on my local system. After lots of futzing with httpd and such, everything seems to work fine - except RSS. I notied this while trying to use an RPC client to send a post to myself.
The RSS feed ( feed:http://localhost/wordpress/feed/) seems to simply go nowhere, and the browse goes nuts. The RPC client simply reports a failure (but not any Apache-ish one).
I'm not sure where to start with this one.
btw: The blog is not in a subdomain, the xmlrpc.php file is in there, and there don't seem to be any other problems.