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From Peter Walsham <>
Subject Re: Can't make spool bucket + apreqXXXXXX temp files - Windows & 2.08
Date Mon, 23 Apr 2007 11:44:06 GMT

Hi Randy,

Thanks for your speedy response, much appreciated.

I've just re-installed libapreq2 on one machine as you suggested and it 
seems to have fixed both problems. The machine was experiencing both 
problems before the re-install.

Installed from:

Windows Server 2003
Service Pack 1 build 3790
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 2.00GHz
Apache    - 2.2.4
mod_perl2 - 2.0.3
Libapreq2 - 2.08
Perl      - 5.8.8

I will do further tests on some other machines tomorrow.

If you let me know when you have any future releases to test let me know 
and I would be happy to help.

Many thanks


Randy Kobes wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Apr 2007, Peter Walsham wrote:
>> I have two problems and I don't know if they are related. I see there 
>> has been some previous discussions of the problems I have been 
>> encountering, but as there aren't solutions currently I thought I 
>> would post details on them.
> Thanks - you're right that this is still a problem ...
>> Both problems involve using Apache2::Upload on Windows. They always 
>> occur on the 4 machines I've tested on (3x Windows Server 2003 and 1x 
>> XP Pro). I'm using libapreq2 2.08 (see bottom for more specs).
>> Both problems make Apache2::Upload unusable on Windows in a production 
>> environment.
>> ============================================================
>> Problem 1 - Temp files are always left in c:/WINDOWS/Temp
>> ============================================================
>> Temp files are always left in c:/WINDOWS/Temp until shutdown and 
>> cannot be removed through perl or explorer
>> ============================================================
>> Problem 2 - A large proportion of uploads fail (maybe 20-50%)
>> ============================================================
>> A large proportion of uploads fail (maybe 20-50%) and produce errors 
>> such as:
>> "$param->upload_tempname($req): can't make spool bucket"
>> or
>> "(OS 5)Access is denied.  : apreq_brigade_concat failed; TempDir 
>> problem?"
>> This problem seems to occur slightly more with larger files, but it is 
>> not deterministic. Repeated tries with the same file will eventually 
>> result in success, but sometime take 20 retries. I have mainly been 
>> testing with images, JPGs etc. Multiple upload request in any one 
>> second seem to increase the chance of failure.
> The fact that this isn't an easily reproduceable problem
> makes it difficult to track down. Assuming you got
> the libapreq2 package through ppm via
> would you mind testing out the current libapreq2
> package? It contains a change that has helped at
> least one other person with a similar problem.
> The version hasn't changed, so you may have to
> uninstall libapreq2 first, and also, stop Apache,
> so that the Apache module can get
> installed. Thanks.

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