[erlang-questions] Errors when generating tests for CosNotifications on windows.

Fredrik Andersson <>
Wed May 4 15:26:47 CEST 2011


It should ofcourse be erlexec.exe not erlcexec.exe

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 3:02 PM, Fredrik Andersson <>wrote:

> So here is the promised update.
>
> Changing to a path that did not truncate does not work. My guess is that
> because cosNotifications is truncated it fails to find the file.
>
> I have tried several of the compilers that are bootstrapped, built or
> downloaded from the erlang.org site.
>
> If I use any bootsrapped, self built or downloaded version of erlc I get
> the above error.
>
> If I use the version under otp/bin/win32 I get a message telling me that
> erlcexec.exe can't be found, I tried scanning my computer for it but I
> simply dont have it. Where is erlexec supposed to reside?
>
>
>
> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Fredrik Andersson <>wrote:
>
>> The path is not longer than 256 chars. I am using the one built and
>> installed from source to generate the tests.
>>
>> I downloaded the latest version of cygwin when I started on this so it is
>> not older than a couple of weeks. The installer is reporting 2.738 back to
>> me.
>>
>> I currently have a new run going from a directory that has no seperate
>> path longer than 8 chars to avoid the truncating in paths. Will let you know
>> how it goes.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 12:35 AM, OvermindDL1 <>wrote:
>>
>>> On May 3, 2011 7:36 AM, "Niclas Eklund" <> wrote:
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Hello!
>>> >
>>> > As you've probably guessed we don't encounter this problem. ;-) But
>>> then the test suites are only built once (not a Windows machine) and then
>>> re-used by different plattforms. Speed things up.
>>> >
>>> > Since there is a 256 chars limit (Windows paths and command line), this
>>> might be it. I suppose that a faulty setting of one of the Erlang related
>>> environment variables (e.g. ERL_TOP) could cause problems as well. Perhaps
>>> you can e-mail them to me?
>>>
>>> As I recall Windows has a limit if 4096 per complete path if using the NT
>>> api for note.  512 if 8.3 format is enabled in the registry.
>>>
>>> >
>>> > Due to the fact that CosNotification depends on several other
>>> Cos-services, more IDL files needs to be included compared with, for
>>> example, CosTime.
>>> >
>>> > Best Regards,
>>> >
>>> > Niclas @ Erlang/OTP
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Thu, 21 Apr 2011, Fredrik Andersson wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Alexander Krasnukhin <
>>> >> > wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >>> Hi,
>>> >>>
>>> >>> It is just a guess and probably sounds stupid but could you try to
>>> compile
>>> >>> within the folder with smaller path length?
>>> >>>
>>> >>
>>> >> I tried moving the otp folder to / and it had no difference, I can
>>> make them
>>> >> all compile if I cp the idl files to the test folder of
>>> cosNotification but
>>> >> that seems to be a suboptimal way of doing things.
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>>
>>> >>> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Fredrik Andersson <
>>> >wrote:
>>> >>>
>>> >>>> Hi all
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> I want to run the test suites on my windows build but I am running
>>> into
>>> >>>> trouble when generating the tests for CosNotification. I can
>>> reproduce the
>>> >>>> error by building the tests inside of otp/lib/CosNotification/test
>>> using
>>> >>>> make tests.
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> Can anyone help?
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> The following is the error I get. I have verified that the idl files
>>> are
>>> >>>> present in the src directory.
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> erlc +debug_info -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosNotification/ebin -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosNotification/src -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosTime/ebin -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosTime/include -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/orber/ebin -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/ic/ebin -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosNotification/include
>>> >>>> -I/home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosEvent/src
>>> >>>> -I/home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosNotification/include  -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/orber/include -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/internal_tools/test_server/ebin -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosNotification/ebin -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosNotification/test/idl_output
>>> -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosTime/ebin -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosTime/include -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosNotification/include -pa
>>> >>>> /home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/ic/ebin
>>> >>>> -I/home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosTime/ebin
>>> >>>> -I/home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosTime/include
>>> >>>> -I/home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/orber/include
>>> >>>> -I/home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosNotification/src
>>> >>>> -I/home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosNotification/include
>>> >>>> -I/home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosNotification
>>> >>>> -I/home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/cosNotification/test/idl_output
>>> >>>> -I/home/ESLbingen/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/test_server/include
>>> -oidl_output \
>>> >>>>                +'{cfgfile,"notify_test_server.cfg"}'
>>> >>>> notify_test_server.idl
>>> >>>> []: warning: unrecognised option: debug_info
>>> >>>> Erlang IDL compiler version 4.2.26
>>> >>>>
>>> "c:/cygwin/home/ESLBIN~1/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/COSNOT~1/test/notify_test_server.idl":
>>> >>>> preprocessor error:
>>> >>>>
>>> c:/cygwin/home/ESLBIN~1/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/COSNOT~1/test/notify_test_server.idl:23:
>>> >>>> CosNotification.idl: No such file or directory
>>> >>>>
>>> "c:/cygwin/home/ESLBIN~1/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/COSNOT~1/test/notify_test_server.idl":
>>> >>>> preprocessor error:
>>> >>>>
>>> c:/cygwin/home/ESLBIN~1/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/COSNOT~1/test/notify_test_server.idl:24:
>>> >>>> CosNotifyComm.idl: No such file or directory
>>> >>>>
>>> "c:/cygwin/home/ESLBIN~1/bingen/tmp/otp/lib/COSNOT~1/test/notify_test_server.idl":
>>> >>>> 2 errors found
>>> >>>>
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>>> >>>
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