does not work on freeBSD but works on linux, and windows

Reed L. O'Brien reed at
Thu Jul 1 21:35:11 CEST 2004

John fabiani wrote:

> Oliver Fromme wrote:
>> Donn Cave <donn at> wrote:
>>  > Quoth Oliver Fromme <olli at>:
>>  > | [...]
>>  > | 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
>>    Oliver
> 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.
> John

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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