#613 The input line is too long

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2015-01-08
2008-02-21
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After installing the snapshot, launching Squirrel from the bat file gives the error:

The input line is too long
The syntax of the command is incorrect

Reinstalling 2.6 doesn't seem to repair the situation, even after removing the .bat file. Strange because I installed 2.6 just before and it didn't break anything.

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  • Chris Bitmead

    Chris Bitmead - 2008-02-21

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    Ok wierd, I blew it away the directory and reinstalled and everything was ok. I think the installer has major problems overwriting old versions.

     
  • Rob Manning

    Rob Manning - 2008-07-07

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    The installer is not designed to install overtop of existing installations. The new software update feature will allow for safe in-place updates.

    Rob

     
  • Rob Manning

    Rob Manning - 2008-07-07
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  • Rob Manning

    Rob Manning - 2008-07-08

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    I managed to reproduce the problem after all. The issue is with squirrel-sql.bat and how it builds a CLASSPATH. It contenates the full path of every jar in the SQUIRREL_HOME/lib directory and sets the CLASSPATH environment variable. On Windows 2000, the variable value length is small, and so the CLASSPATH exceeds this length. We recently added new library dependencies and I believe that put us over the top. I worked around this limitation by installing in c:\sqrl. I searched google for a while and lots of folks have hit this problem, but no one has a really good solution for it. So I'm inclined to leave this the way it is for now.

    Rob

     

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