Re: dselect "parse" error in HAMM release
On: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 00:39:01 -0500 Craig Slusher writes:
> I'm new to the LINUX world and need some help solving this problem.
> When I run dselect, and update, I get the message;
> Checking for Packages file... FTP ERROR - Cannot parse
> yeeaar-or-time at
> /usr/lib/perl5/Debian/DpkgFtp.pm line 168.
I just look into the code. This error message means, that the result
of the "ls -l" command is not recognizable (parsable) by the perl
script. You should login manually into the ftp server you use for
dselect and execute the "ls -l" command (on my local ftp server I
drwxr-xr-x 2 torsten users 2048 Jul 23 11:10 bin
drwxr-xr-x 4 torsten users 1024 Feb 18 13:03 cvs
-rw-r--r-- 1 torsten users 112 Jul 27 21:09 debian-fetch
-rw-r--r-- 1 torsten users 74 Jul 26 17:40 debian-fetch~
drwxr-xr-x 2 torsten users 1024 Apr 23 09:34 emacs
-rw-r--r-- 1 torsten users 10589 Jul 29 21:28 fetch
If it doesn't look like this usual long directory listing you are in
The ^^^^ indicates the part of the output the perl code uses for
determining the file time.
BTW: What ftp server do you use for downloading? I assume it's not a
unix system. Unfortunately, the output of the ls command is in no way
standardized by the rfc.
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