Error with Bazaar through FTP: Unrecognised container format

Robert Collins robertc at
Tue Feb 7 18:03:43 UTC 2012

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 12:49 AM, Fbe546 <fbe546 at> wrote:
> You mean that the problem would be on the side of the FTP server ? It
> would be quite strange since it is a mutualized hosting at the largest
> hosting company in Europe and everything had been working for a year.

Unusual, yes. Unprecedented no. We had another user using FTP to a
hosting site that was build on Microsoft Windows with a cluster file
system that took 1-2 *seconds* to allow newly written content to be
read. (The details are in an old bug report, I don't remember the

> Anyway, do you have any idea of how we could get a more precise idea
> of where the problem lies ?
> Looking at the FTP log below (found in .bzr.log), the problem would be
> that wb3yq8rbpvyrz1zlhsbm.pack isn't read correctly at 4.107 ?

Yes, exactly that spot. The file is written with APPE, then when it is
read-back it is not returning the expected content.


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