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

Dohyun Kim nomosnomos at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 02:01:44 CEST 2008

2008/9/23 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:
>    >> 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.)

I have the same problem on my windows XP machine.

But I don't think that limit of file name length is the source of problem,
because the same directory has another file, the name of which is longer
than the file above mentioned and not truncated at all.

I am not a programmer, but I guess that lzma win32 version may have some bug.

Dohyun Kim

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