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Re: PSPP-BUG: pspp error with import command

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: pspp error with import command
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 12:22:32 -0800
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Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> writes:

> Ben Kujala <address@hidden> writes:
>> I'm not really up to speed on what I am doing, and I made an obvious mistake 
>> of trying to write out to the por file using the save outfile command.  Even 
>> though an
>> astute user wouldn't do that, I thought it may be good to let you know it 
>> crashed the program...
>> PSPP> save outfile='/home/bkujala/ops/ops2004_hh.por'.
>> error: SAVE: Can't open "/home/bkujala/ops/ops2004_hh.por" as a system file
>>         because it is already open as a portable file
> Thanks for the report.  I'll take care of that.
>> When I went back to try and import the file again I received this message...
>> PSPP> import file='/home/bkujala/ops/ops2004_hh.por'.
>> error: portable file /home/bkujala/ops/ops2004_hh.por corrupt at offset 457:
>>         Missing SPSSPORT signature.
> That sounds normal for something that isn't a portable file.  I
> guess that I could make the error message clearer.  Perhaps
> something like "This does not appear to be a portable file."

Both of these bugs should now be fixed.
"[I]n this era of constant innovation,
 it takes a special kind of person to look evolution in the eye
 and say "huh?"."
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