FTP Upload problem

I’ve been using FW for ages and have not had an FTP upload problem before.

I’ve done some major rewriting of the site and am just trying to get it up
into the final site. However it stops with a 550 error.

Items remaining:            46

"Cannot change directory because
an FTP error. [550 members: No such
file or directory.
                            [550:327:1540]

Reading the message above it indicates no folder [members]

There is a folder on the site, but it has been created as [Members]
In the FW Site: pane it is all lowercase not Caps, I’m uploading to “Have
Host”

Anyone an idea what to do?

Best wishes Peter

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Your Member has a capital letter!

Capitals are used in URLs after the / - they need to match.

David

On 29 Nov 2008, at 5:58 pm, Peter Tucker wrote:

There is a folder on the site, but it has been created as [Members]

In the FW Site: pane it is all lowercase not Caps, I’m uploading to "Have

Host"

David Owen ::
Freeway Friendly Web Hosting and Domains
http://www.PrintlineAdvertising.co.uk/freeway

on 29/11/2008 18:04, David Owen at email@hidden wrote:

Your Member has a capital letter!

Capitals are used in URLs after the / - they need to match.

Hi David,

So are you saying I need to make the folders in the FW Site: pane to have initial Caps too to match when gets uploaded to the web?

Best wishes Peter

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Hi Peter,

The URL www.yoursite/Members

and www.yoursite/members

Are totally different URLs. You need to upload to whatever is the correct URL.

David

On 29 Nov 2008, at 6:07 pm, Peter Tucker wrote:

So are you saying I need to make the folders in the FW Site: pane to have initial Caps too to match when gets uploaded to the web?

David Owen ::
Freeway Friendly Web Hosting and Domains
http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk

on 29/11/2008 18:12, David Owen at email@hidden wrote:

Hi Peter,

The URL www.yoursite/Members

and www.yoursite/members

Are totally different URLs. You need to upload to whatever is the correct URL.

Hi David,

Yes I know they are different, but that’s what Freeway has created for itself, surely having created the directory and filled it with files and other folders, it should continue to use than “as it’s own” ??

Or is it something that the final server created when Freeway FTPd them and it was OK the first time round, but fails when doing a refresh??

Best wishes Peter

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on 29/11/2008 18:17, Peter Tucker at email@hidden wrote:

on 29/11/2008 18:12, David Owen at email@hidden wrote:

Hi Peter,

The URL www.yoursite/Members

and www.yoursite/members

Are totally different URLs. You need to upload to whatever is the correct
URL.

Hi David,

Yes I know they are different, but that¹s what Freeway has created for itself,
surely having created the directory and filled it with files and other
folders, it should continue to use than ³as it¹s own² ??

Or is it something that the final server created when Freeway FTPd them and it
was OK the first time round, but fails when doing a refresh??

It¹s also very strange because within the /Members there are folders
/general and /memberdetails not /General and /Memberdetails??

I was confuse not I’m not so sure, I just need a simple and sensible fomula
to eliminate mistakes. I thought computers were at least consistant!

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Are you uploading your whole site into the existing directory called “Members” or trying to upload the whole site into a non-existent director called “members”?

If the latter, then it would explain why Freeway can’t find it.

or are your uploading the whole site into the main public_html directory, and the members folder is one amongst others in your site panel?

David

On 29 Nov 2008, at 6:17 pm, Peter Tucker wrote:

Yes I know they are different, but that’s what Freeway has created for itself, surely having created the directory and filled it with files and other folders, it should continue to use than “as it’s own” ??

Or is it something that the final server created when Freeway FTPd them and it was OK the first time round, but fails when doing a refresh??

David Owen ::
Freeway Friendly Web Hosting and Domains
http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk

But, Peter, Freeway isn’t creating the directories, you are, right? Aren’t you creating the directories in your FW file as you go along and naming them whatever they are supposed to be named? I’m doing that right now. I have a document located in /cgi-bin/members/cgi/admin/, so I have created all those directories in my FW document and titled them myself, and the document is in the admin directory.

On Nov 29, 2008, at 12:17 PM, Peter Tucker wrote:

on 29/11/2008 18:12, David Owen at email@hidden wrote:

Hi Peter,

The URL www.yoursite/Members

and www.yoursite/members

Are totally different URLs. You need to upload to whatever is the correct URL.

Hi David,

Yes I know they are different, but that’s what Freeway has created for itself, surely having created the directory and filled it with files and other folders, it should continue to use than “as it’s own” ??

Or is it something that the final server created when Freeway FTPd them and it was OK the first time round, but fails when doing a refresh??


Robin Stark

on 29/11/2008 18:31, David Owen at email@hidden wrote:

are your uploading the whole site into the main public_html directory,
and the members folder is one amongst others in your site panel?

Yes to that.

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on 29/11/2008 18:32, Robin Stark at email@hidden wrote:

But, Peter, Freeway isn’t creating the directories, you are, right?

Yes I have folders in my FW site panel:
members
contact
general

BUT on the server FW has created the folders as
/Members
/Members/Contact
/Members/general

Aren’t you
creating the directories in your FW file as you go along and naming them
whatever they are supposed to be named? I’m doing that right now. I have a
document located in /cgi-bin/members/cgi/admin/, so I have created all those
directories in my FW document and titled them myself, and the document is in
the admin directory.

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Hmmm … that IS weird. I don’t have a clue then.

On Nov 29, 2008, at 12:42 PM, Peter Tucker wrote:

on 29/11/2008 18:32, Robin Stark at email@hidden wrote:

But, Peter, Freeway isn’t creating the directories, you are, right?

Yes I have folders in my FW site panel:
members
contact
general

BUT on the server FW has created the folders as
/Members
/Members/Contact
/Members/general


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Sometime around 29/11/08 (at 18:22 +0000) Peter Tucker said:

I thought computers were at least consistant!

They are consistent - annoyingly so, sometimes. :slight_smile:

There’s nothing that I’m aware of in Freeway that would cause a
“Members” (or “members”) folder to be created automatically. Ergo,
you did it yourself at some point! You did say you’ve done some major
rewriting of the site…

Anyway, it doesn’t matter whether you change the destination folder
or the details in Freeway, the case must match.

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This last one is inconsistent? (what is in your local site folder? Caps or lowercase?)

One thing to consider is… if you’re now changing them to lower case, anyone who did bother to bookmark your pages, will have broken bookmarks URL’s. Together with any search engines listings. So perhaps sticking with capitals from now is is better.

Either way, how about deleting your site with an FTP app, and upload again into a clean directory.

David

On 29 Nov 2008, at 6:42 pm, Peter Tucker wrote:

/Members/general

David Owen ::
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http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk

on 29/11/2008 18:42, Peter Tucker at email@hidden wrote:

on 29/11/2008 18:32, Robin Stark at email@hidden wrote:

But, Peter, Freeway isn’t creating the directories, you are, right?

Yes I have folders in my FW site panel:
members
contact
general

BUT on the server FW has created the folders as
/Members
/Members/Contact
/Members/general

I’ve just reset my local “Site folder” and created a completely new local
website. In my FW “Site panel” ALL folders and subfolders start with
lowercase and in the new local “Site folder” they are all created lowercase.

So it sounds like somewhere along the line I must have changed some of the
folders to all lower case. Publishing locally is no problem because MacOS
doesn’t make a distinction between “M” and “m” BUT on uploading to the Unix
server is another matter!!

So I guess it comes down to combination of operator error and FW not keeping
up?

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I’ve just reset my local “Site folder” and created a completely new local
website. In my FW “Site panel” ALL folders and subfolders start with
lowercase and in the new local “Site folder” they are all created lowercase.

So it sounds like somewhere along the line I must have changed some of the
folders to all lower case. Publishing locally is no problem because MacOS
doesn’t make a distinction between “M” and “m” BUT on uploading to the Unix
server is another matter!!

So I guess it comes down to combination of operator error and FW not keeping
up?

That did solve the problem, I’ve changed all the capitalisation on the
webserver which now matches my local file structure, phew, thanks to
everyone for your input ;~}}

Best wishes Peter

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Hello,
This is my second website using FW and I have the same type of error coming up on my screen:
Cannot change directory because of an FTP error. [550 Can’t change directory to About us: No such fle or Directory} [550:327:1540]
Being a novice at this I have no idea how to repair it. The folder does exist, but I do not understand why FW does not see it.
Please help.
Alfredo, NYC


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Are you sure you have the correct Directory path to that folder? For
example, it might be:

/public_html/thatfolder OR /domainname.com/thatfolder OR /www/thatfolder

That’s the only time I get that error message, when it’s looking for
the folder and can’t find it, is when I have the wrong path. It’s
hardly ever just the folder name, if that’s what you have in the
Directory field.


Robin Stark

On Jan 6, 2009, at 10:20 PM, Alfredo Melendez wrote:

Hello,
This is my second website using FW and I have the same type of error
coming up on my screen:
Cannot change directory because of an FTP error. [550 Can’t change
directory to About us: No such fle or Directory} [550:327:1540]
Being a novice at this I have no idea how to repair it. The folder
does exist, but I do not understand why FW does not see it.
Please help.
Alfredo, NYC


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