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bug #17277: Pathes longer than 128 Chars fail with make under windows

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Thu 03 Aug 2006 01:06:50 PM UTC
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Bug
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed
Component Version:  3.79.1 Operating System:  MS Windows
Fixed Release:  3.82 Triage Status:  Verified
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Sat 14 Mar 2009 02:44:06 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Fixed with the attached patch (which also fixes bug #25662).

(file #17686)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz>
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Wed 15 Nov 2006 02:57:21 PM UTC, comment #1: 

In light of Microsoft declaring the old Win9x/ME OSs "end of life". Can we just switch to the new API and drop compatiblity with these old OSs for future releases of Make?

J <now3d>
Thu 03 Aug 2006 01:06:50 PM UTC, original submission:  

make calls to files with a path longer than 128 chars are not supported under windows.

This is because of OpenFile method used in w32/subproc/sub_proc.c.
This method supports only 128 chars.

MSDN suggest using CreateFile instead. (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/fileio/fs/createfile.asp)

The generated error message looks like:
process_begin: CreateProcess((null), <insert_unresolved_cmd_here>, ...) failed.



(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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file #17686:  w32searchpath.dif added by eliz (5KiB - application/vnd.ms-excel)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-04-27 eliz Open/ClosedOpen Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone 3.82
        Triage StatusNone Verified
    2009-03-14 eliz StatusNone Fixed
    2009-03-14 eliz Attached File- Added w32searchpath.dif, #17686

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