[cvsnt-dev] Building CVSNT on WinXP

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Thu Jan 18 23:48:06 GMT 2007

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Harrison, Andy wrote:
> I've just managed to build CVS for the first time. I'm building on WinXP
> using MSVC.NET 2003. There were quite a few warnings as mentioned in
> Bo's CompileOnWindows.txt. However, the mkmanifest.exe fails with an
> error every time it's run during the build process. Is this expected?
> Should I worry about it?

That's a really old document - the manifest stuff didn't exist back 
then.  mkmanifest should succeed otherwise the binary hasn't been bound 
to its libraries correctly.

> Having got the built binaries I compared them to the released
> ( binaries and found they were all completely different. I
> guess the release binaries were built on a *nix system rather than on
> Windows? Surely they should still produce the same binary if built for
> the same OS?

They're all built on Windows.


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