[erlang-questions] Which On Windows

Luke Bakken luke@REDACTED
Tue Nov 13 00:31:57 CET 2018

Hi Onorio -

Please read the build instructions -


You *shouldn't* have to use a VS command prompt. That's not to say
something hasn't changed in recent Windows / SDK versions that
interferes with the process.

Michael could start a VS command prompt, *then* run the cygwin.bat
command within that terminal to more likely have the correct
environment. But, it would be most helpful to the Erlang/OTP team to
figure out why the build isn't working as per the instructions in this


On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 3:51 PM Onorio Catenacci <Catenacci@REDACTED> wrote:
> You're right Luke--I should have read the question more closely.  Apologies for not being more careful in my reading of the question.
> Since the mt.exe which is on Windows is part of the windows sdk (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/sbscs/mt-exe) I wonder if the original poster is trying to run Cygwin from a Visual Studio command prompt?  I mean I don't think mt.exe would be in the path unless someone were to start a Visual Studio command prompt (the "Developer Command Prompt for Visual Studio" on the Windows menu).

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