[gme-users] Compiling issues (pt 2)

Andrew N wither at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 20:01:24 CDT 2012

Thanks a lot for your help so far guys. Do I need to configure a SMTP
server or will just changing the email suffice? To turn off frame-pointer
optimization, should I use the /Oy- flag? I found some documentation
suggesting that but it was pretty old. Finally I'm running into the wall
building the MSI w/ python. Again, apologies for the vague error message.

Building GME version 12.4.28 x86
0. Check prerequisites (required tools, etc.) ...
Warning: SVN client cannot be found! You won't be able to check in & tag
1. Update version strings in source files ...
2. Compile GME core components ...
3. Compile MetaGME components ...
4. Compile Java component support (JBON) ...
!!! Build FAILED: step compile_JBON
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "build.py", line 452, in <module>
    do_step(i, build_steps[i])
  File "build.py", line 321, in do_step
  File "build.py", line 173, in compile_JBON
    tools.build_VS( sln_file, "Release" )
  File "C:\GME-12.4.20_src\Install\Build\tools.py", line 133, in build_VS
    subprocess.check_call(args, stdout=(sys.stdout if prefs['verbose'] else
p), stderr=None, shell=True)
  File "C:\Python26\lib\subprocess.py", line 488, in check_call
    raise CalledProcessError(retcode, cmd)
subprocess.CalledProcessError: Command '['msbuild',
ava\\native\\JavaSupport.sln', '/t:Build', '/p:Configuration=Release']'
 non-zero exit status 1

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 10:27 PM, Kevin Smyth <ksmyth at isis.vanderbilt.edu>wrote:

> Good point Csaba. Debugging tools for windows has some handy utilities for
> dealing with pdbs.
> Re: debug versions: the CRT dlls are not redistributable. Compile release
> versions without frame pointer optimization to be able to get stack traces.
> The crash reporting is controlled in gmeapp.cpp. You'll want to change the
> http URL or use an email address.
> Kevin
> On Apr 27, 2012, at 9:05 PM, "Toth, Csaba" <csaba.toth at Vanderbilt.Edu>
> wrote:
> > What I'd also be sure is to include the debug symbol files for each dll
> and exe you compile. This way the crashdump reporter can extract more
> information at the time of the crash. This is true for both Debug and
> Release version of the program. If you install Debug version then the crash
> report much likely to be able to unfold the call stack of the crash
> (Release often have too much optimization which affects the stack). But for
> Debug version you need to include several dlls which are not present on a
> non-developer environment.
> > Kevin: I cannot remember if there's a registry switch to obtain crash
> dump or how that goes now.
> >
> > You can also try remote debugging.
> >
> > My bet: You probably have some issue with some dlls or COM components,
> if GME dies so soon.
> >
> > Csaba
> > - former developer.
> > ________________________________________
> > From: gme-users-bounces at list.isis.vanderbilt.edu [
> gme-users-bounces at list.isis.vanderbilt.edu] On Behalf Of Kevin Smyth [
> ksmyth at isis.vanderbilt.edu]
> > Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 1:57 PM
> > To: gme-users
> > Subject: Re: [gme-users] Compiling issues (pt 2)
> >
> > For problems like these, I would use Process Monitor to try to see what
> is failing.
> >
> > Here's my guess:
> > GME depends on quite a few ActiveX dlls, which you wouldn't see in
> Dependency Walker. GME uses the standard CoCreateInstance method to create
> these, which depends on HKCR COM registration data. This registration data
> is created by GME.sln (and MetaGME.sln et al) by running regsvr32 on the
> various COM dlls. The registration data is created by GME.msi for installed
> versions. If you didn't install GME.msi on your VM, the VM would not have
> the registration data.
> >
> > Instead of zipping up anything, I'd use the Install\Build\build.py build
> script to build a GME.msi and install that. (You'll need to install Python
> 2.6 or 2.7 and WiX 3.5.) That will create all the COM registration data
> you'll need (and also compile other required components, like the
> MetaInterpreter and MetaDecorator). The msi also provides uninstall.
> >
> > If using the msi doesn't help, let me know and I can list some debugging
> breakpoints.
> >
> >
> > Also note GME will silently exit on Windows Server Core.
> >
> > Kevin
> >
> > From: gme-users-bounces at list.isis.vanderbilt.edu [mailto:
> gme-users-bounces at list.isis.vanderbilt.edu] On Behalf Of Andrew N
> > Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 7:07 PM
> > To: gme-users
> > Subject: [gme-users] Compiling issues (pt 2)
> >
> > I am running into a bit of a roadblock which I'm having difficulty
> debugging. Apologies in advance for soliciting help with such a vague
> description of the problem, but the reason the description of the problem
> is so vague is the same reason I'm having difficulty finding a solution.
> >
> > I added a few elements to the IDR_MAINFRAME resource file and compiled
> successfully, ran the executable on my local machine and zipped it up to
> send out for QA. I got a message saying that the binary, when double
> clicked, did nothing. I fired up a brand new VM and saw the same error
> happen. I double click the exe,see the hour glass for about 1/4th a
> second,then nothing happens. I don't even know how/where to start debugging
> it. I threw the bin into IDA to see if it could make heads or tails out of
> it and it couldn't either. I tried Dependency Walker too to no avail. Out
> of curiosity, I tried building a GME build fresh out of the source zip file
> of 12.4.20 -- same problem. This is all being done in elevated mode with
> the Release configuration.
> >
> > I'm guessing this is a compiler flag issue or something or perhaps
> something is not being (statically?) linked properly. But I've no idea as
> how to debug this issue, and less of an idea as how to fix it.
> >
> > Any help would be much appreciated.
> >
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