Problem with LargeFile support (Debian, Woody)

Derek Chen-Becker dbecker at cpicorp.com
Thu Jun 3 22:49:59 CEST 2004


Eddie Parker wrote:
> Hello!
> 
> Standard disclaimer here - I'm new, so I'm not sure if this is the wrong
> place to be posting, so please be kind if I am, and I'll kindly move my
> question elsewhere. :) Otherwise - thank you for your help!
> 
> I'm trying to set up Zope, but everytime I do, I get a warning that
> largefile support isn't enabled.
> 
> I hop into my ever friendly python interpreter, and run 'import
> test.test_largefile', and I get the following:
> 
> 
>>>>import test.test_largefile
> 
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.3/test/test_largefile.py", line 47, in ?
>     raise test_support.TestSkipped, \
> test.test_support.TestSkipped: filesystem does not have largefile support
> 
> Now, I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong? I'm running on Debian woody, and
> uname -a gives me the following information:
> 
> Linux server 2.2.20-idepci #1 Sat Apr 20 12:45:19 EST 2002 i686 unknown
> 
> And df -HT gives me the following:
> 
> Filesystem    Type    Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/hda1     ext2    3.0G  470M  2.3G  17% /
> 
> Does ext2 not have largefile support? I'm not familiar with the whole issue
> at hand, so any information you can give me would be great. :)
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> -e-
> 
> 

Python or your glibc may not be compiled with Largefile support, 
although if this is a recent dist I'd be surprised at this. IIRC, ext2 
supports Large files, but your libraries have to as well.

Derek



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