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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Error message: actions too long (max 102400):
From: Schweizer Werner (werner.schweizer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-07 10:07:26

Jürgen Hunold wrote:
> Hi Werner,
> courtesy copy due to the long delay.
> On Friday, 1. July 2011 10:04:46 Schweizer Werner wrote:
>> I'm trying to use Boost.Build to build our existing project based
>> currently on make.
>> In one library, containing many code-generated source files the
>> linking action fails due to the large list of object files.
> On Unix? I only encoutered this one on Windows.
>> In contrast to building with make the linker command line is blown up
>> in Boost.Build by the relative path names to every .o-file.
>> With make we build directly in the directory, where the .o-files are.
>> Is it possible with Boost.Build to also change into the directory
>> with the .o-files and execute the link command there with pure
>> object file names (path-part stripped off)?
>> How can I do this?
> That I can't answer and it might be tricky.
>> Or is there an other solution?
> Use response files. On gcc they are known as "linker input files".
> The attached patch works with gcc-4.6 and maybe all 4.x.
> Developed on windows, but works on Kubuntu 11.04.
> Feedback welcome.
> If this works for other, I can try to get this into Boost.Build.

Thank you for this patch. It works for me.


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