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Re: minor windoze build bug

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: minor windoze build bug
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 21:37:09 +0200

> Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 19:22:31 +0200
> From: Martins Krikis <address@hidden>
> Was doing a windoze build of 21.4a, using nmake, VC and a bit of
> cygwin. MS build tools were on C-drive but Emacs sources (and Cygwin,
> if it matters) on D-drive. temacs.exe got built OK, but couldn't open
> "the doc string file":
> Finding pointers to doc strings...
> Opening doc string file: no such file or directory, ../etc/DOC-X
> NMAKE : fatal error U1077:
> '"D:\Martins\emacs-21.4.old\src/obj-spd/i386/temacs.exe"' : return
> code '0xffffffff'
> Stop.

Thank you for your report.

> Quick fix for this problem: move Emacs sources somewhere on C-drive, build
> there. Afterwards everything can be moved back to D-drive and the install
> step can be done from there.

Others succeeded building Emacs with MSVC without moving the tree.  I
suspect that your problem happens because of some bad interaction
between NMAKE and that ``bit of Cygwin''.  I suggest to make sure you
use combinations of tools which are described in nt/INSTALL as

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