Compile on windows. MSBUILD error MSB1009 Project file does not exist.

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Compile on windows. MSBUILD error MSB1009 Project file does not exist.

Post by DeepSOIC » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:54 pm

Hi!
I have moved to a new machine, and trying to build FreeCAD.
I am using the same compiler as before (installed fresh from an offline installer i saved previously), same cmake, but different Qt Creator (newer).
I have done cmake configuration, and i can browse the code, even the clang code model is working and parsing the code.
When I hit "Build all" of "Build FreeCAD", I get:
22:45:30: Running steps for project FreeCAD...
22:45:30: Starting: "S:\Qt\cmake3-14-3\bin\cmake.exe" --build . --target all
Microsoft (R) Build Engine version 16.0.461+g6ff56ef63c for .NET Framework
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

MSBUILD : error MSB1009: Project file does not exist.
Switch: all.vcxproj
22:45:30: The process "S:\Qt\cmake3-14-3\bin\cmake.exe" exited with code 1.
Error while building/deploying project FreeCAD (kit: Desktop (x86-windows-msvc2019-pe-64bit))
When executing step "CMake Build"
22:45:30: Elapsed time: 00:00.
Any ideas? How do I see what is being called, what "project file" is fed to msbuild?
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Re: Compile on windows. MSBUILD error MSB1009 Project file does not exist.

Post by DeepSOIC » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:23 pm

more info...

Qt Creator 4.13.0

In cmake output (see attached file), there are two things that catch my attention:

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-- S:/_vt/dev/PC/Qt/FreeCAD/build-debug/src/Mod/Robot/App/RobotObjectPy.cpp
-- Performing Test _flag_found
-- Performing Test _flag_found - Failed
-- Performing Test _flag_found
-- Performing Test _flag_found - Failed
-- S:/_vt/dev/PC/Qt/FreeCAD/build-debug/src/Mod/Import/App/StepShapePy.cpp
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Python was not found but can be installed from the Microsoft Store: ms-windows-store://pdp/?productid=9NJ46SX7X90P
...
I don't know what is the first one. The second one puzzles me a bit. Yes i didn't install python, but I did add libpack's bin dir to PATH, and I can launch py interpreter by typing "python" to command prompt.
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Re: Compile on windows. MSBUILD error MSB1009 Project file does not exist.

Post by DeepSOIC » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:28 pm

Hmm... creating a symlink "ALL.vcxproj" to ALL_BUILD.vcxproj in the build directory seems to have solved it, it's building something... now i just wait for it to finish...

EDIT: it is built, and runs. Still wondering, why did I have to do that, doesn't look right to me...
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Re: Compile on windows. MSBUILD error MSB1009 Project file does not exist.

Post by DeepSOIC » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:25 pm

and I also lost build progress indication, it just shows it's building, and then some time later, -boom- it's done. It used to have a nice progress bar, now it's just sitting at the beginning the whole time.
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