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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] The input line is too long (building on MinGW Boost1.41.0)
From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-11 07:31:54

ajalkane wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a problem I've tried to fix for hours, that is linking the
> libraries fails
> because the command-line input is too long for Windows to handle. I
> have
> tried reading the boost documents, googling for the problem, and
> defining
> my own variant rules to no awail.
> I suspect this is a very simple problem in principle, but I just
> haven't been
> able to find how to fix it. Basically, how can I reduce the
> command-line length?
> It seems to me the build directory contains too many levels, I'd like
> to just specify
> a single level and maybe that would be enough. In the example I'm
> pasting,
> each library seems to be built into a sub-directory of
> "gcc-mingw-4.4.0\release\link-static\threading-multi". I suspect that
> if I can
> in someway reduce that to "my-mingw" or something, I'd have a chance
> to build the library.
> Anyone know how to do that?

You could try to use "bjam --abbreviate-paths".

HTH / Johan

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