[ic] shipping.asc file is too big!!

Jud Harris jud-lists@copernica.com
Tue, 20 Mar 2001 14:41:28 -0600

Hey there,

I had a similar problem last week just before the catalog was going into
production use online - very inconvenient, I must say.  Here's my theory on what
happened to me...  I was having some packet loss problems between my machine and
the server whilst editing the shipping table via the IC admin interface.  My
submits kept failing.  I restarted IC a few times.  It was horribly slow.  My
maching ran out of memory, and I noticed IC was using along the lines of 150MB
of memory.  My shipping.asc file had grown to 50mbs, and when I opened it in vi,
it had a HUGE number of "///" in it.  Very odd...  at the end of the file was
the good shipping data, so I cut the file up to that point.  Restarted IC and
all worked well.

I'm thinking IC went into some type of loop while editing the file due to
network problems and the IC server had choking on such a large file.

Try nuking the corrupt parts of the shipping.asc file and restarting the IC

.. .good luck!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas N. Stefanidis" <thomas@prometheas.gr>
To: "Interchange Mailing List" <interchange-users@lists.akopia.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 2:19 PM
Subject: [ic] shipping.asc file is too big!!

> Hello list,
> I'm trying to make the shipping method.
> But the file is too big.It's 5.6MB!
> My shipping cost is like this :
> 1kg=1250
> 2kg=1350
> 3kg=1450
> (for every kg, 100 drh is added)
> and so on...
> I tried to make something like this
> from 0 to 1=1250
> from 1 to 2=1350
> from 2 to 3=1450
> and so on....
> but the server started to become too slow...
> then the memory went from 150MB to 1MB!.....i checked the shipping.asc
> file and it was 5.6MB.
> Any ideas why this happend?
> Any ideas how to make the shipping method more simple?
> Thank you in advance,
> Thomas
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