Could not determine MSC version (Visual Studio 2017)

julien2412 serval2412 at
Thu Jan 24 20:04:18 UTC 2019

sberg wrote
> On 24/01/2019 15:52, julien2412 wrote:
>> I got when using /opt/lo/bin/make
>> checking for cl... cl
>> configure: error: Could not determine MSC version.
> During the execution of what make target does that failure happen? 
> Re-execution of LO's top-level configure as triggered by the makefile, 
> or configure run for one of the external projects?  (Include more 
> surrounding lines from the failure output, and for a parallel build make 
> sure to pass -O to make to keep the parallel jobs' output separated.)

I did a global build, so just "make"

Here what I did to avoid language pb:
export LANG=C
make clean

Here are the last lines:
[build ULF]
[build ULF]
[build MO ] sdfr
[build MO ] sfxfr
[build ULF]
[build MO ] smfr
[build MO ] svlfr
[build MO ] svtfr
[build MO ] svxfr
[build MO ] swfr
[build MOD] ucbhelper
[build MO ] uuifr
[build MO ] vclfr
[build PRP] CustomTarget/wizards/locproperties/
[build PRP] CustomTarget/wizards/locproperties/
[build MO ] wizfr
[build MO ] wptfr
[build MO ] xscfr
[build PAT] libxslt
[build UIC] modules/dbapp
make[2]: warning: -jN forced in submake: disabling jobserver mode.
expr: syntax error
expr: syntax error
expr: syntax error
checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-cygwin
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-cygwin
checking target system type... x86_64-unknown-cygwin
checking for cl... cl
configure: error: Could not determine MSC version.
make[2]: *** [Makefile:129: ../nspr/out/config.status] Error 1

It seems it's quite at random since the build runned a longer time.

I'll try "make -O" tomorrow.

- building with Cygwin was taking a lot memory (I got 8GB) and, contrary to
Linux building, I saw a lot of "include file" in console. (perhaps both are
- also when using Ctrl-C on cygwin to stop the process then close cygwin, it
seems it doesn't stop process and so doesn't free memory ; ie I could see
several "make" process on tasks manager.
Hope LO may be built with Windows native tools instead of cygwin.

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