Strange make [Error 255] (cygwin bug?)

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Sep 26 18:02:00 GMT 2003

On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 11:27:05AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 10:48:24AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 05:45:33PM +0200, Bertalan Fodor wrote:
> >> > In any event, this might help:
> >> > mount -f -X c:/cygwin/bin /bin
> >> 
> >> This has solved the problem, thank you very much.
> >
> >The next Cygwin developers snapshot contains a patch which should make
> >this workaround unnecessary.
> How does it make it unnecessary?  Won't it still cause make to return
> an error as opposed to actually getting make working?

Yes, but it returns a correct, useful error message.  Obviously there
is a system imposed upper limit of command line length on all systems,
even if it's 256MB or whatever.  So relying on these overlong command
lines is highly non-portable anyway and at least Cygwin now returns
the correct message if it comes to that.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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