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From "Dale King (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (MNG-3255) Documentation for checking out and build should warn abour long path names on Windows
Date Wed, 24 Oct 2007 18:55:53 GMT
Documentation for checking out and build should warn abour long path names on Windows
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                 Key: MNG-3255
                 URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-3255
             Project: Maven 2
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Documentation: Guides
            Reporter: Dale King


I tried checking out the 2.1 maven code and build to see if a problem I was seeing with maven
eclipse integration was localized to the that integration or was caused by the new maven embedder
in 2.1 that they use.

I was checking out into a directory on my desktop under windows. The checkout did not complete
and had a message:

svn: Can't open file 'maven-components\maven-core\src\test\resources\org\apache\
maven\extension\test-extension-repo\org\apache\maven\core\test\test-lifecycle-an
d-artifactHandler\1\.svn\tmp\text-base\test-lifecycle-and-artifactHandler-1.pom.
md5.svn-base': The system cannot find the path specified.

The problem is that while windows allows filenames up to 256 characters the maximum path length
it allows is 260 characters. When you add that path to the path to the desktop directory it
was too long.

I was able to check it out to the root directory without problem.

The guide to building maven should probably mention that for Windows users in the part about
checking out the source.

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