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Subject: Re: [boost] Windows Develop Tests Failing
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-18 01:27:03

On 03/18/2015 03:35 AM, Tom Kent wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 4:29 PM, Andrey Semashev <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> On Friday 13 March 2015 16:17:05 Tom Kent wrote:
>>> All my windows test runners for develop (teeks99-08*) have been failing
>> for
>>> the last few days (I just noticed).
>> This may be caused by excessively long paths. I believe, recent changes to
>> the
>> build system added address-model-64\architecture-x86 which were not
>> typically
>> present before.
>> Which makes me wonder. (a) When will MS get around to fix this in Windows?
>> (I
>> suspect "never" is the answer). (b) AFAIK, there is Windows API that can
>> work
>> with long paths (32767 chars or something?). Can bjam be updated to use
>> these
>> API to work around the problem?
> This is indeed the case, can we roll-back last week's changes that caused
> this until we can implement one of the ideas for making the build system
> have shorter paths? Develop hasn't had any successful visual studio tests
> for a while now.

I'll suppress address-model/architecture elements from the path in near future.

Vladimir Prus
CodeSourcery / Mentor Embedded

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