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From John Sisson <>
Subject Warning regarding Windows file path lengths with JDK 1.4
Date Sun, 08 Jan 2006 06:46:18 GMT
FYI.. We need to be careful of resulting file path lengths on Windows 
when creating web applications that may result in long file paths in 
Geronimo due to a JDK 1.4 bug ( that has 
only been fixed in JDK 1.5_06.

Fom reading the bug and related bugs' descriptions it appears the 
Windows JDK will only allow file names less than 260 bytes, otherwise a 
FileNotFoundException is thrown.

I initially ran into this JDK bug whilst building geronimo under a long 
directory name (see GERONIMO-1428 for details).

On a related note (not due to the JDK bug) I found that if I installed 
geronimo from a zip distribution using WinZip (version 10.0 6685) into a 
long directory path, WinZip also has problems:

Error:  The system cannot find the path specified.
Cannot create 



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