Microsoft KB Archive/101287
PRB: SetupWizard Error: "Compression Command Exceeds Limit"
2.50 2.50a 2.50b 2.60 WINDOWS kbprg kbprb
The information in this article applies to:
If you try running the SetupWizard on an application that is too deep in the directory structure, you will receive the following error message:
The compression command exceeds the 128 byte DOS limit. Try shortening some directory name or put COMPRESS.EXE on the DOS Path.
Because MS-DOS is limited to 128 characters for a command line, you cannot run the SetupWizard on a program that is too deep in the directory structure.
When you run the SetupWizard, it uses COMPRESS.EXE to compress all the files to save disk space. COMPRESS.EXE uses the full path and filename for both the source filename and the destination filename. The command line may look something like this:
COMPRESS -a2 -befl -z710 C:\FOXPROW\GOODIES\FNDATION\EX1.EXE C:\FOXPROW\GOODIES\FNDATION\DISKS\COMPRESS\EX1.EX$
Even though the above example will work (111 characters), you can see how easy it is to exceed the 128-character limit.
To work around this problem, move the directory that contains your program files closer to the root directory (for example, use C:\FNDATION instead of C:\FOXPROW\GOODIES\FNDATION).
Additional reference words: FoxWin DK 2.50 2.50a error compress setup wizard 2.50b 2.60 KBCategory: kbprg kbprb KBSubcategory: FxtoolDk
Keywords : FxtoolDk Version : 2.50 2.50a 2.50b 2.60 Platform : WINDOWS
Last Reviewed: April 30, 1996