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bug#33781: tramp tests abort on hydra

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#33781: tramp tests abort on hydra
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 11:16:46 +0100
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Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

>> Yes, I could reproduce it. The problem is, that there is an upper limit
>> to the length of the $PATH variable, to be checked by
>> # getconf PATH_MAX /
> PATH_MAX has nothing to do with $PATH.

Yes, PATH_MAX by definition is the maximum length of a file path. But I
still have the feeling it is also involved in setting the $PATH
environment variable. As Glenn did report, there are problems on hydra
when setting $PATH to a string longer than 4096 characters. It doesn't
seem to be related to the shell limit of input lines; Glenn reported
that 'getconf LINE_MAX' returns 2048.

> Andreas.

Best regards, Michael.

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