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Subject: [Boost-build] Bootstrapping fails on WinXP (Input line is too long)
From: Mr. Noxx (mr.noxx666_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-01 04:26:48

Hi there,

I have problems building bjam / b2 on my Windows XP (Professional with
ServicePack 3) machine. I tried this with Boost 1.46.1 and 1.47.0 - both
give me the exact same error message:

C:\boost\tools\build\v2>bootstrap.bat mingw
Bootstrapping the build engine
The input line is too long.
Syntax error.

On my other machine with Windows 7 everything runs smoothly.

I already googled for that error and found some topics about build
problems under Win2k because of a maximum line length for the command
line, but everyone said that it should be fine under WinXP, so I'm
clueless now.

Any help would be really appreciated.

Best regards,

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