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Re: arg list too long

From: Robert Boehne
Subject: Re: arg list too long
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 07:47:26 -0600

Mathew Yeates wrote:
> When I try to build Evolution, the gnome mail reader, libtool
> generates a link line that is too large for gcc to handle.
> This is libtool 1.4.2.
> What the dealio?
> Mathew
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It isn't that gcc can't handle it, it is that your system
can't.  Almost all systems have limits on the number of
characters in command line argument lists.  GCC and
Libtool (as well as vendor compilers) both pass arguments
on command lines so this is a problem you can get in
just about any situation.  The fix is for Evolution
to use the Libtool alpha release, or to reset the
maximum length of command lines used by your system.
Looking into my crystal ball, I'd have to guess you're
using IRIX, which is the only system I know of that
allows you to change this paramter in the kernel.
I don't recall the exact name of the kernel paramter
but if you change it (ARGLEN_MAX?) and reboot you
should be able to work around this problem.



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