SE 2.3 temporarily unavailable. Cheese shop defeats upload with erratic behavior. Urgently requesting help.

Frederic Rentsch anthra.norell at
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. 

Infinite thanks


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