[tex-live] Problem with pgf/tikz in tl 2008 on Windows

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Sep 22 23:39:26 CEST 2008

    >> I just discovered, that on Windows (Vista in this case) the name of the
    >> file
    >> texmf-dist/tex/generic/pgf/frontendlayer/tikz/libraries/tikzlibrarydecorations.pathmorphing.code.tex
    >> is truncated by one character, leaving it as
    >> tikzlibrarydecorations.pathmorphing.code.te

    frankk> Windows has problems with file names longer than $number. I
    think it's 255. Maybe it can be recproduced if texmf-dist is put
    under D:\already\long\path\.

If this is what is happening, it is not a bug we (TL) can do anything
about.  Please report it to the pgf maintainer (Till Tantau) so he can
change the filename if he so chooses.

(It would not surprise me if there were other such cases.  255 seems
like a very small limit.)


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