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From: Markus Schöpflin (markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-15 08:15:47

David Abrahams wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Markus Schöpflin" <markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden]>
> > The generated directory names are way too long and my NTFS
> > filesystem can't handle them... :-(
> ???
> It works fine for me on NTFS. The directory names are not so long at all;
> do you mean that the paths are too long (too many directory levels)? I've
> never known that to be an issue on NTFS.

Yes, I mean the paths are too long. My test directory is in
"C:\src\boost\boost_1_28_0\boost", for example. If I type the
following command in that directory, I'm rewarded with an error,
which translates to "the file name or the extension is too long".

> mkdir libs\regex\build\bin\libboost_regex.lib\msvc-stlport\debug\debug-symbols-on\exception-handling-on\inlining-off\optimization-off\rtti-off\runtime-build-debug\runtime-link-dynamic\stlport-cstd-namespace-std\stlport-iostream-off

If I delete the last few characters ("am-off"), it works. :-(

I did some further research and some MS knowledge base articles hint
at at 256 character limit for a full path name on NT 4.0. The articles
I found are Q177665, Q180410 and Q205345.

> -Dave



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