[erlang-questions] Which On Windows

Onorio Catenacci Catenacci@REDACTED
Tue Nov 13 01:11:03 CET 2018

I wasn’t saying he did need to run from a VS command prompt. I was offering
a possible reason for mt.exe being in the path.
On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 6:32 PM Luke Bakken <luke@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hi Onorio -
> Please read the build instructions -
> http://erlang.org/doc/installation_guide/INSTALL-WIN32.html#Short-Version
> 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
> case.
> Luke
> 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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