In case you were ever curious, it’s definitely possible to upload
epic-sized files within the Plone CMS. Browser support aside (Firefox
and your 2 GB limits, I’m looking you), I’d previously had issues with
being able to upload files larger than 4 GB, if memory serves correctly.
Previously, there was an issue with files causing out-of-memory issues,
and I’m fairly sure the errors I was getting were related to what was
fixed by this change.
For today’s test, Google Chrome was able to upload a 26.3 GB
(28212643840 bytes) .tar file into Plone on …
This is pretty trivial (and trivial to fix), but I’m chronicling it for
my knowledge as much as anyone else’s. The issue is that a given Python
egg is missing some form of files, most commonly the ‘docs’ directory in
my experience, because the build wasn’t configured correctly.
The error goes somewhat like this:
Getting distribution for 'my.theme'.
error: docs/HISTORY.txt: No such file or directory
An error occured when trying to install my.theme 1.5.0. Look above this message for any errors that were output by easy_install.