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Re: Solution, possible FAQ entry: make problem: execvp: /bin/sh: Illegal Argument

On Sun, May 08, 2005 at 04:11:08PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>On Sun, 8 May 2005, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
>> > >On 5/6/05, J?rgen Havsberg Seland wrote:
>> > >> This problem is (often) due to the command-line being to long for the
>> > >> windows execution model. To circumvent this, mount the path of the
>> > >> executable using the -X switch. For instance, use
>> > >
>> > On Sat, May 07, 2005 at 05:11:39PM -0700, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
>> > >I don't mind adding an FAQ, it looks like it's been asked few times. Any
>> > >problem with replacing this ancient entry about MAKE_MODE (which is
>> > >covered in the User's Guide)?
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>> On 5/7/05, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> > Fine with me.
>> Updated with the following text (thanks, J?rgen):
>> Errors of `make: execvp: /bin/sh: Illegal Argument' or `make: execvp:
>> /bin/sh: Argument list too long' are often caused by the command-line
>> being to long for the Windows execution model. To circumvent this,
>> mount the path of the executable using the -X switch to enable cygexec
>> for all executables in that folder; you will also need to exclude
>> non-cygwin executables with the -x switch. Enabling cygexec causes
>> cygwin executables to talk directly to one another, which increases
>> the command-line limit. To enable cygexec for `/bin' and `/usr/bin',
>> you can use these commands in a batch file:
>> mount -X -b -f c:\cygwin\bin /bin
>> mount -X -b -f c:\cygwin\bin /usr/bin
>> mount -x -b -f c:\cygwin\bin\strace.exe /usr/bin/strace.exe
>> mount -x -b -f c:\cygwin\bin\strace.exe /bin/strace.exe
>> mount -x -b -f c:\cygwin\bin\cygcheck.exe /usr/bin/cygcheck.exe
>> mount -x -b -f c:\cygwin\bin\cygcheck.exe /bin/cygcheck.exe
>> Note that you must specifically exclude strace and cygcheck, which are
>> not linked to the Cygwin DLL.
>Unless I'm mistaken, you'll also need to mention that invoking
>/bin/cygcheck and /bin/strace (and /usr/bin/cygcheck, and /usr/bin/strace)
>won't work with the above -- you'll need to also add
>mount -x -b -f c:\cygwin\bin\strace.exe /usr/bin/strace
>mount -x -b -f c:\cygwin\bin\strace.exe /bin/strace
>mount -x -b -f c:\cygwin\bin\cygcheck.exe /usr/bin/cygcheck
>mount -x -b -f c:\cygwin\bin\cygcheck.exe /bin/cygcheck
>to be able to omit the .exe extension.

Rather than theorize about what's needed, why not actually *try it*?

I don't know which of the above is needed but I doubt that all of
them are.


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