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Re: buildd path name length

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> writes:

> Suppose that a package wants to create a UNIX domain socket as part of
> its test suite.  If the socket is created within the package build
> directory, this might fail because of the quite low path name length
> limit.  What is the correct way of dealing with this?  "mktemp -d" uses
> TMPDIR, which is potentially affected by the same issue.
> (My personal opinion is "fix the buildd", especially since none of the
> official buildds seems to use long path names, but there is
> disagreement.)

Can't the low path name length limit be fixed?  What restricts the
length?  Kernel, libc, filesystem, ...?


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