bugmake - Bugs: bug #51202, Report paths > 259 characters...


bug #51202: Report paths > 259 characters long, don't silently cut them

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu 08 Jun 2017 05:16:44 AM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Enhancement
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Component Version:  4.2.1 Operating System:  MS Windows
Fixed Release:  None Triage Status:  None

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Thu 08 Jun 2017 05:16:44 AM UTC, original submission:

I bumped into an issue where MinGW's make would complain about failed dependencies: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35381034/make-says-no-rule-to-make-target-when-i-try-to-compile-a-qt-application-for-a

After some investigation I realised it's because of the infamous Windows path length problem. I understand it's not make's duty to fix or work around it but please, could 'make' at least complain that given path is simply too long for given platform and abort without any further misleading errors?



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

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