SE 2.3 temporarily unavailable. Cheese shop defeats upload with erratic behavior. Urgently requesting help.
anthra.norell at vtxmail.ch
Thu Nov 2 15:00:33 CET 2006
Some time ago I had managed to upload a small package to the Cheese Shop
using the data entry template. Uploading is in two steps: first the text
then the package file. When I had a new version it went like this: The
new text made a new page, but the new file went to the old page. The old
page then had both files and all attempts at uploading the new file to
the new page failed with the error message that a file could not be
uploaded if it was already there. So I let it go and handed out the url
of the old page, figuring that given the choice of two versions, picking
the latest one was well within the capabilities of anyone.
One downloader just now made me aware that the new version had
misspelled extensions 'PY'. They should be lower case. So I fixed it an
tried to exchange the file. One hour later I have three text pages,
headed V2,2beta, V2,2beta/V2.3 and V2.3. The first (oldest) page has
the old package file. The two other pages have no files. The new version
package is gone, because, prior to re-uploading I was asked to delete
it. The re-upload fails on all three pages with the message: 'Error
processing form, invalid distribution file'. The file is a zip file made
exactly the way I had made and uploaded the ones before. I am banging my
real head against the proverbial wall. This thing definitely behaves
erratically and I see no alternative other than to stop banging and go
to the gym to take my anger out at machines and when I come back in an
hour, I wish a kind, knowledgeable soul will have posted some good
advice on how to vanquish such stubborn obstinacy. I have disseminated
the url and the thought that someone might show up there and not find
the promised goods make me really unhappy.
Until such time as this upload is made, I will be happy to send
SE-2.3 out off list by request.
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