vcbuild and Visual Studio

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Subject: vcbuild and Visual Studio
Posted by:  Horand.Gassma…@googlemail.com
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008

Hi all,

first off, apologies if this is not the right group for my query.
(Maybe someone can direct me to the proper group.)

This is a follow-up to a query I sent out on July 17. I have more
questions and even less of an idea of what is going on.

I have a very puzzling problem with a large project I am building. The
project builds fine in Visual Studio 8 and 9, but when I use vcbuild
at the command line, the linker complains about missing routines. (I
thought this was impossible.) This occurs in only one of the projects.

I still don't know what to do about it, but I have an even more
perplexing problem. The problem leader wants to use the command

vcbuild /u

This creates a problem in *every* project, with the linker complaining

ÿ_/
LIB : fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file "ÿ_/"

The input file is rendered as "~_/" when I open the log file in
wordpad
and as "ÿþ/" in buildLog.html. I am quite certain that these
characters
do not appear in my environment variables, or anywhere in the vcproj
files. What is worse, these symptoms only show up when I use
vcbuild at the command prompt. I can build the projects just fine
inside
of Visual Studio.

What am I missing? Is there anything else I could be trying?

Thanks a million.

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