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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Prevent building when exceeding Windows' path length limit
From: Matthew Chambers (matt.chambers42_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-18 12:21:39

On 5/18/2011 11:08 AM, Rene Rivera wrote:
> On 5/18/2011 10:57 AM, Matthew Chambers wrote:
>> Having been bitten a few times by this in the middle of a build - at
>> which point I had to restart with --hash - it got me thinking that this
>> should be tested as much as possible before starting the action phase.
>> Just run through all the target output paths and make sure they don't
>> exceed MAX_PATH. How hard would this be to implement? It won't catch
>> cases inside the actions of custom make targets, but it'd catch almost
>> everything.
> Which MAX_PATH are you referring to? And how, or if, does it correspond to the actual allowed max
> path length of the filesystem used during the build?

260 characters for the lose. :(


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