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Re: arg list too long

From: Mathew Yeates
Subject: Re: arg list too long
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 09:34:25 -0800

Thanks for the reply Robert.

I can't change this parameter on my system (yes its Irix). Even if I could,
something seems wrong with libtool in that particular libraries are
being linked in literally hundreds of times. The time required to link
a single executable is on the order of minutes instead of seconds.

Can you tell me where to get the alpha release of libtool? 



> 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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> > http://mail.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-libtool
> Mathew:
> 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.
> HTH,
> Robert
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