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Re: Limitation compared to Cygwin make

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Limitation compared to Cygwin make
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 17:45:23 +0200

> From: "Offner, Georg" <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 15:11:18 +0100
> For easier understanding I reduced the problem to the following:
> My list of files (let's say for simplicity they are all in the same
> directory) comprises 500 files. Compiling in the source folder is no
> problem.
> Now I add an object path to the make rule to get the binaries in a
> different folder.
> When the object path exceeds 20 characters, make breaks with:
> process_begin:
> CreateProcess(C:\DOCUME~1\go\LOCALS~1\Temp\make1636-1.bat,
> C:\DOCUME~1\go\LOCALS~1\Temp\make1636-1.bat, ...) failed.
> make (e=87): The parameter is incorrect.
> make: *** [PLATFORM/StarTarget7/OUT/lib/crtl/time/GETTMOD.d] Error 87
> No difference when I use sh.exe as shell.

Thank you for your report.

Is it possible to show a short Makefile that can be used to reproduce
this problem?  It is very hard to try to debug a problem without even
the offending fragment of a Makefile to look at.

Btw, where did you get the binary of Make 3.81?

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