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Re: Bootstrap difficulties on powerpc-apple-darwin6.8 (Mac OS X10.2.8)

Kelley Cook <> writes:

> Andrew Pinski wrote:
>> On Sep 22, 2004, at 2:45 PM, Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf wrote:
> ...
>>> gnu/regexp/
>>> make[3]: execvp: /bin/sh: Argument list too long
>>> make[3]: *** [] Error 127
>> Yes disable the java language as it is almost not usable on darwin6.x
>> anyways.  This is a bug in the kernel or the sh which darwin6.x uses.
> Respectfully, I disagree with the final statement.
> I believe that it is unreasonable to assume that a shell can handle a line
> length of 70,000+ characters.

Not that in the case above the shell hasn't even been started yet, the
kernel refused to execute it in the first place.  Shells that have command
line length limits independent of the kernel are long being dying already.
Modern shells have no such limit.


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