[C++-sig] Re: "The filename or extension is too long"
dave at boost-consulting.com
Fri Sep 5 02:08:21 CEST 2003
"Mike Thompson" <mike.thompson at day8.com.au> writes:
> I'm attempting to set up a Boost.Python project outside the Boost.Python tree.
> I'm working with a modified version of the jam files provided in
> boost\libs\python\example\project.zip (see end of post)
> Everything appears to be working perfectly EXCEPT that bjam is attempting to
> create a folder whose path is longer than 255 characters long which, on XP,
> causes the whole process to fall over with the message "The filename or
> extension is too long. "
> Other than this one small problem, I believe my configuration works because
> I've done "bjam -n -oBUILD.BAT" , hand-modified the folder names in BUILD.BAT
> to something shorter than 255 characters and successfully built a useable
> So. What can I do about these enormous paths? Here is an example:
> I've googled and found one mention of this problem in 2002, but there was no
> resolution or workaround mentioned, simply a comment that it needed to be
I don't know, man. Something's seriously wrong that all of these
properties which already match their default values are showing up in
the subvariant path. Rene, can I impose upon you to look into this?
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