[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

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.

Unsubscribe?  mail -s unsubscribe debian-user-request@lists.debian.org < /dev/null

Reply to: