does not work on freeBSD but works on linux, and windows
Reed L. O'Brien
reed at intersiege.com
Thu Jul 1 21:35:11 CEST 2004
John fabiani wrote:
> Oliver Fromme wrote:
>> Donn Cave <donn at drizzle.com> wrote:
>> > Quoth Oliver Fromme <olli at haluter.fromme.com>:
>> > | [...]
>> > | I suggest you upgrade that machine. I'm sure the problem
>> > | won't persist.
>> > > Wow, I'm surprised to hear that. I will have to go back
>> > and read the problem again, but it sounds like a very
>> > ordinary application in terms of operating system support.
>> > Not something that would expose a bug in FreeBSD 4.4.
>> > What makes you think it's an OS bug?
>> By saying "upgrade" I meant both the OS and Python.
>> From his description, it seemed to be some kind of data
>> corruption, which could very well be an OS issue or a
>> Python issue (in libftp, for example). His application
>> code seemed to be correct, as far as I can tell.
>> That's all speculation of course, but even if the problem
>> persists with an up-to-date OS and Python, the update was
>> certainly not useless.
>> Best regards
> I can't really update the OS because the main app on the server is
> using SCO foxpro 2.6. This means that the OS is using the special
> lib's reqired for SCO (xenix,unix libs) to run foxpro 2.6.
> Anyway I know very little about FreeBSD. In fact I'll have to learn
> how to upgrade Python 2.1 to Python 2.3. Of course this assumes that
> problem has something to do with Python and not the under lying SO.
> BTW FTP works without any issues - at least manually. Also the code I
> provided is what is realy run on the computer.
> Question can I just update the ftplib module? I'm thinking that might
> be easier than attempt to update all of it to 2.3.
Have you a test box?
download the ports tree
get cvsup and portupgrade and use them
or build python yourself
I don't beleive the SCO libs have been removed, but can't say for certain.
Set up a test box.
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