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From: Eoin (eoin-keyword-boost.jam.dca6c0_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-20 08:13:39

Hello all,

On a current project I ran into a build error which I am pretty sure is
the result of exceeding Windows maximum path length. The library in
question was boost.serialization and the offending path was the
monstrous one which follows


This totals 263 characters and BBv2 aborted with an error trying to
create the file. The dht-support and logging are features added by the
libtorrent library ver 0.11 rc.

This raises a second important question. While propagation of these
features down to my project which relies on libtorrent makes perfect
sense, propagating them back to the Boost libraries isn't beneficial as
they know nothing of those features and who presumably compile
identically regardless of how they are set.

In this particular case there are a number of solutions, e.g. moving the
Boost directory path, but still it does mean you have your back right up
against the wall in terms of directory layout or future feature additions.

This is just an observation of mine and not meant to be critical of the v2 system (in fairness the Windows max path length seems
much to low). I am very interested to hear form those more familiar with
BBv2 as to whether these issues have cropped up before, and have
workaround been proposed.

Kind regards, Eoin.

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