[EP-tech] Re: Unable to upload files to repository

John Salter J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk
Thu Apr 24 11:01:46 BST 2014

Does that progressid exist in the upload_progress table?
I’m guessing it does – so it seems like there’s something else at play here.

Have you double-double checked the permissions?
Is Apache running as the user you expect it to?

Does it work in a different browser?

In Firebug, look at the Console from the point that you get to the upload page.
When you select a file, there should also be an Ajax POST – does this have any clues?

Normally there will be some trail through the error logs somewhere if something is failing like this…


From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Caldow, James
Sent: 24 April 2014 10:45
To: 'eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk'
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Unable to upload files to repository

Hi John,

Many thanks for the pointers.

We upgraded from 3.1.3, which seemed to work fine. The database upgrades took some time to work through the various versions in between.

I've checked the database structure and we do have an "upload_progress" table and an "upload_progress__ordervalues_en" table. Hopefully that means all is well with the database?

I've checked Firebug when trying to upload a file, and the result of the GET is:


      "progressid": "C58D8FC386EF49888DF11674E4E1E6AF",

      "received": 4039,

      "uri": "http:\/\/eresearch.qmu.ac.uk\/id\/upload_progress\/C58D8FC386EF49888DF11674E4E1E6AF",

      "size": 7378540,

      "expires": 1398934939


I'm still trying to track this one down but I am starting to feel pretty hopeless, (having been at it for weeks now!).

Any and all suggestions gratefully received at this point.


From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk> <eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk>> on behalf of John Salter <J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk<mailto:J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk>>
Sent: 24 April 2014 09:44
To: 'eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk'
Subject: [EP-tech] Re: Unable to upload files to repository

What have you upgraded from?
It might be worth checking you have an ‘upload_progress’ table in the db.
If you’ve got firebug (or a similar tool), use it to inspect the Ajax calls/response – they might also give you a clue.


From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk> [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Caldow, James
Sent: 23 April 2014 16:28
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk<mailto:eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject: [EP-tech] Unable to upload files to repository

We have recently migrated our repository to a new server, combined with an upgrade to 3.3.12.

Most things appear to be working, (though there is a list of issues that remain unsolved).

The most pressing issue is that file uploads seem not to be working since the move/upgrade. From the "Upload" section of the edit item workflow, clicking on "Browse" from the "File" section of "Add a new document" brings up the correct browse window. Clicking on a file, followed by "Open" produces a very brief flash of a progress bar, followed by nothing at all.

Checking the Apache error log shows the following, (which I am unable to debug):

document.4640 failed to create subdataobj on document.files at /usr/share/eprints/perl_lib/EPrints/DataObj.pm line 313
    EPrints::DataObj::create_from_data('EPrints::DataObj::Document', 'EPrints::Repository=HASH(0x7f625f2fce98)', 'HASH(0x7f625f2d40d0)', 'EPrints::DataSet=HASH(0x7f625fb88700)') called at /usr/share/eprints/perl_lib/EPrints/DataObj/SubObject.pm line 78
    EPrints::DataObj::SubObject::create_from_data('EPrints::DataObj::Document', 'EPrints::Repository=HASH(0x7f625f2fce98)', 'HASH(0x7f625f2d40d0)', 'EPrints::DataSet=HASH(0x7f625fb88700)') called at /usr/share/eprints/perl_lib/EPrints/DataObj/Document.pm line 313
    EPrints::DataObj::Document::create_from_data('EPrints::DataObj::Document', 'EPrints::Repository=HASH(0x7f625f2fce98)', 'HASH(0x7f625f2d40d0)', 'EPrints::DataSet=HASH(0x7f625fb88700)') called at /usr/share/eprints/perl_lib/EPrints/DataSet.pm line 1012
    EPrints::DataSet::create_dataobj('EPrints::DataSet=HASH(0x7f625fb88700)', 'HASH(0x7f625f2d40d0)') called at /usr/share/eprints/perl_lib/EPrints/DataObj.pm line 395
    EPrints::DataObj::create_subdataobj('EPrints::DataObj::EPrint=HASH(0x7f625ff9f1d8)', 'documents', 'HASH(0x7f625f2d40d0)') called at /usr/share/eprints/perl_lib/EPrints/Plugin/Screen/EPrint/UploadMethod/File.pm line 109
    EPrints::Plugin::Screen::EPrint::UploadMethod::File::action_add_format('EPrints::Plugin::Screen::EPrint::UploadMethod::File=HASH(0x7f...') called at /usr/share/eprints/perl_lib/EPrints/Plugin/Screen.pm line 240
    EPrints::Plugin::Screen::from('EPrints::Plugin::Screen::EPrint::UploadMethod::File=HASH(0x7f...') called at /usr/share/eprints/perl_lib/EPrints/Plugin/InputForm/Component/Upload.pm line 84
    EPrints::Plugin::InputForm::Component::Upload::update_from_form('EPrints::Plugin::InputForm::Component::Upload=HASH(0x7f62600d...', 'EPrints::ScreenProcessor=HASH(0x7f62600a2bc0)') called at /usr/share/eprints/perl_lib/EPrints/Plugin/Screen/EPrint/Edit.pm line 74
    EPrints::Plugin::Screen::EPrint::Edit::from('EPrints::Plugin::Screen::EPrint::Edit=HASH(0x7f62600e7d70)') called at /usr/share/eprints/perl_lib/EPrints/ScreenProcessor.pm line 310
    EPrints::ScreenProcessor::process('EPrints::ScreenProcessor', 'session', 'EPrints::Repository=HASH(0x7f625f2fce98)', 'template', undef, 'url', '/cgi/users/home') called at /usr/share/eprints/cgi/users/home line 25
    ModPerl::ROOT::ModPerl::Registry::usr_share_eprints_cgi_users_home::handler('Apache2::RequestRec=SCALAR(0x7f625efeedb0)') called at /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/ModPerl/RegistryCooker.pm line 204
    eval {...} called at /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/ModPerl/RegistryCooker.pm line 204
    ModPerl::RegistryCooker::run('ModPerl::Registry=HASH(0x7f626009f818)') called at /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/ModPerl/RegistryCooker.pm line 170
    ModPerl::RegistryCooker::default_handler('ModPerl::Registry=HASH(0x7f626009f818)') called at /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/ModPerl/Registry.pm line 31
    ModPerl::Registry::handler('ModPerl::Registry', 'Apache2::RequestRec=SCALAR(0x7f625efeedb0)') called at -e line 0
    eval {...} called at -e line 0

I have checked for file permissions, SELinux permissions, etc. Everything seems to be correct, but file uploads still will not work.

Adding a new document from a URL does work, which I think would point to the problem not being permissions based, (though I could be completely wrong).

Does anyone have any pointers as to where I should be looking?

Many thanks,

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