Problem with LargeFile support (Debian, Woody)

Eddie Parker eparker at freeshell.org
Fri Jun 4 00:56:03 CEST 2004


Hello Derek!

Thanks for your reply.

I guess I forgot to specify - I followed the directions outlined at
http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/posix-large-files.html (the Zope
install tells you to go there, if you don't have largefile support), and it
still fails the unit test.

So I'm guessing that means that my glibc version might not be compatible...
Is there any sort of test, I can do for that? Or should I just update that
version, and hope that fixes it?

Thanks for your help!

-e-

"Derek Chen-Becker" <dbecker at cpicorp.com> wrote in message
news:40BF8EF7.3010207 at cpicorp.com...
> 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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