Can't use install-path longer than 15 chars after 2.875 update

Brian Inglis
Thu Sep 1 03:22:00 GMT 2016

On 2016-08-31 13:28, Garber, Dave (GE Oil & Gas, Non-GE) wrote:
>> On Aug 31 18:59, Garber, Dave (GE Oil & Gas, Non-GE) wrote:
>>>> On Aug 31 20:22, Jacek Sowiński wrote:
>>>>> After updating to setup-x86_64.exe version 2.875 I can't use
>>>>> install paths longer than 15 chars and error is throwed:
>>>>>> The install directory must be absolute, with both a drive
>>>>>> letter and leading slash, like C:\Cygwin
>>>> So what was your actual install path? FYI, I just used
>>>> setup-2.875 to installed Cygwin into C:\cygwin-test-blubber-
>>>> test\test\test and it just worked.
>>> I can confirm that C:\apps\Cygwin64 does NOT work but
>>> C:\apps\Cygwin6 does.  I also get the error with
>>> C:\cygwin-test-blubber-test\test\test.
>> On what OS?  You're not running it on XP by any chance?  Is that
>> on 32 or 64 bit? I could reproduce it on W7 32 bit for some reaosn,
>> while it works fine all the time on W10 64 bit.
> Fails on Win7 64 bit also.

Sounds suspiciously close to _POSIX_NAME_MAX(==14) if backslash is
stripped and nul terminator is included in the count?
But can't find anything obvious grepping setup and newlib sources.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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