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From: dirk (dirk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-16 12:48:32

Hi All,

I get the following error when building my source tree with bjam v2 m11
/ vc7.1:

    testing.capture-output actions too long (max 2047):

It happens on the last unittest of the whole build, which is a 'run'
directive. And i dont really understand why ...

I read the following articles:

So I edited my 'testing.jam' like so:

    actions capture-output bind INPUT_FILES output-file
        JAMSHELL on $(<) = % ;

But this changed nothing. I also tried msvc.jam but nothing also (seems
logical, msvc.jam is not concerned with the run rule from testing).

I then edited execnt.c in my jam_src directory (from 2047 to 8192):

    /* Set the maximum command line length according to the OS */
    return is_nt_351 ? 996
        : is_win95 ? 1023
        : 8192;

This because XP can handle '8192' characters, according to MSDN.

Nothing good happened either. I dont think it's my shell (4nt) 'cos
cmd.exe gives the same error and this, well, supports 8192.

So can somebody point out what I did wrong? I'd really like some advise.

Regards, Dirk


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