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From Johan Corveleyn <jcor...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: build-svn-deps-win.pl: error testing pcre
Date Sun, 02 Jun 2013 21:58:43 GMT
On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 11:28 PM, Ben Reser <ben@reser.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 2:07 PM, Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel@gmail.com> wrote:
>> After that, I think it's the httpd build, but that fails with "Error:
>> The specified project must be converted before it can be built.". This
>> is the last part of the output:
>>
>> [[[
>> Converted project httpd.dsp to 2005 in .
>> Converted project libhttpd.dsp to 2005 in .
>> Converted project mod_access_compat.dsp to 2005 in ./modules/aaa
>> Converted project mod_allowmethods.dsp to 2005 in ./modules/aaa
>> ...
>> Converted project rotatelogs.dsp to 2005 in ./support
>> Converted project wintty.dsp to 2005 in ./support/win32
>> Upgrading Apache.dsw (this may take a while)
>>
>> Microsoft (R) Visual Studio Version 10.0.40219.1.
>> Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
>>
>> Error: The specified project must be converted before it can be built.
>>
>> Error: The specified project must be converted before it can be built.
>> ...
>>
>> Error: The specified project must be converted before it can be built.
>>
>> Error: The specified project must be converted before it can be built.
>>
>> Information:
>> This project/solution does not require conversion.
>> Failed to rename srclib\apr-util\dbm\apr_dbm_db.vcxproj to
>> srclib\apr-util\dbm\apr_dbm_db.vcxproj.bdb: No such file or directory
>> at C:\research\svn\client_build\deps\build-svn-deps-win.pl line 228.
>> ]]]
>>
>> (I'm using VS 2010, so perhaps that's the problem? Why are the
>> projects "only" converted to 2005?)
>
> That output is very confusing but let me explain.
>
> The cvtdsp.pl script is actually just converting the /D define flag
> that the older Visual Studio (2005?) converter parses incorrectly.  I
> don't think that script is needed, but I included it because it
> doesn't hurt anything with newer versions of Visual Studio and I hoped
> it would help with older versions.  The reason it says 2005 is because
> the cvtdsp.pl script only supports up to 2005.
>
> The errors about the specified project must be converted basically
> comes down to this.  Visual Studio 2005 through Visual Studio 2010 can
> not convert the old VC6 (.dsw/dsp) files with the /Upgrade option from
> the command line.  Rather than telling you that, it just throws
> bizarre errors like you're seeing.  Visual Studio 2012 is the first
> version that actually fixes this.  I did all the work of that script
> with Visual Studio 2012 so I didn't run into this issue.
>
> I did a bunch of work on that script this week to try and make it
> functional with Visual Studio 2010 and make it usable with Subversion
> 1.7.x (in the hope that I could use this to sign off on 1.7.10 for
> Windows).  I haven't committed it yet because I haven't resolved
> intermittent failures in some of the projects.  Specfically I'm
> getting the tlog errors caused by httpd's build system reusing the
> same intermediate directory for multiple things.  The workaround for
> that I used with Visual Studio 2012, while still helpful with Visual
> Studio 2010 doesn't resolve the problem entirely.
>
> I'll go ahead and commit the work that I did earlier, which should get
> you further (you'll have to do a little clicking in the IDE to convert
> the httpd project) but it won't solve that issue, so you may have to
> run more than one build to get a completed build.  I haven't tried
> building trunk with Visual Studio 2010, but I'm having some odd
> failures with 1.7.10, though based on some digging it seems like
> they're related to the way neon builds with Visual Studio 2010.

Alternatively, I could simply upgrade to VS 2012 :-). It might be a
good time to do this, right before going to the hackathon :-).

OTOH, I tend to think that my ancient machine / setup provides a bit
of extra coverage for the project :-). So if your changes for VS 2010
support work out, I might stick to that for the time being ...

--
Johan

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