Building error : Cannot open file '.../makesdna.exe'


It seems that when I try to build Blender as I usually do, it cannot find the file “makesdna.exe”, and indeed when I go where it is supposed to be, there is no such file. In the build.log I get this error :

LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'F:\prog\blender_git\branches\master_branch\bin\Release\makesdna.exe' [F:\prog\blender_git\branches\master_branch\source\blender\makesdna\intern\makesdna.vcxproj]
    547 Warning(s)
    1 Error(s)

Do you have any idea where that comes from ?

Let m know ! Cheers :slight_smile:

The error you are having is the linker is having issues creating the file, so it not existing is not entirely unexpected. Why it has issues? hard to say, the usual suspects would be (in random order)

  • Out of disk space (should be easy to check)
  • Corrupted file system (i’d try chkdsk on your f drive)
  • Anti Virus perhaps messing with things?
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Well it was probably the anti virus, do you have any idea what I can deactivate or change in particular to avoid that ?

was”? The problem has gone away? most av will have some form of exclusion list where you can add your blender build folder.

Yes the problem has gone when I turned off my anti virus :slight_smile: I’ll try to exclude the folder.

Thanks a lot for your help !