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  • #29074

    lashmuelE
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    Hello,

    I am software developer in ELTA.

    Very often when i right click the mouse on project and then select Clean i get:

    1>—— Clean started: Project: rdp, Configuration: Release VisualGDB ——
    1>VisualGDB: Run “rm -rf “/projects/VisualGDB/Release/rdp_obj”” in directory “” on user@linuxAddr (SSH)
    1>VisualGDB: Run “rm -f “/projects/VisualGDB/Release/rdp_out/rdp”” in directory “” on user@linuxAddr (SSH)
    1>C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Professional\Common7\IDE\VC\VCTargets\Microsoft.CppClean.targets(76,5): error : The specified network name is no longer available.
    1>C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Professional\Common7\IDE\VC\VCTargets\Microsoft.CppClean.targets(76,5): error :
    1>Done building project “rdp.vcxproj” — FAILED.

    I see that every time the clean is FAILED the folder rdp_obj does not exists, and vice versa when clean succeeded the folder rdp_obj is exist.

    please advise why clean FAILED

    Best regards

    Shmuel

    #29077

    support
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    This looks like a network error:

    Please double-check your DNS configuration or try using IP address instead of a host name for the target.

    #29079

    lashmuelE
    Participant

    Hello,

    I tried to change the hostname to IP address as you suggested but the clean still FAILS sometimes

    Just to mention that the build is <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>always </span>OK and <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>only </span>the clean often FAILS.

    beyond that i have one demo project (hello world) that the clean never FAILS, and since that project that was initial with VisualGDB every other project that i add new VisualGDB platform or create new solution the clean FAILS sometimes

    other suggestions?

    Shmuel

    #29080

    support
    Keymaster

    If the build always works, but the clean always fails, most likely some clean-specific setting (e.g. a custom post-clean step or a custom clean command) refers to an invalid hostname.

    If you are not sure what causes it and cannot easily revert to a previous version of the project that worked successfully, please consider doing a side-by-side comparison of the broken project against a similar working project. I.e. compare the .vcxproj and .vgdbsettings files and try merging them until you can pinpoint a specific setting that triggers it.

    #29315

    lashmuelE
    Participant

    Hello

    Sorry for late response, was out of of office for long time.

    The clean Fails sometimes and not always as you mentioned. there are no custom post-clean step or a custom clean command as you suggest.

    Trying to compare to e demo project did not help (all settings are the same)

    other suggestions?

    Best regards

    Shmuel

    #29321

    support
    Keymaster

    No problem. If the project has no custom steps, the problem is likely happening on the MSBuild level. Please try enabling diagnostic MSBuild logging as shown here, reproduce the problem and share the diagnostic build log from a clean operation that triggered the error.

    #29407

    lashmuelE
    Participant

    Hello

    Attached 3 Log Files:

    LinuxCleanLogError – Clean operation FAILED

    LinuxCleanLogOK – clean operation OK

    WinCleanLog – always OK. just for reference.

     

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    #29412

    support
    Keymaster

    Thanks for the detailed log files. Unfortunately, it looks like the problem triggers somewhere inside the Visual Studio’s CppClean task and not in any part of VisualGDB, so it’s hard to pinpoint the exact cause of it:

    One thing to try would be to delete the directories shown in FoldersToClean manually and see if it triggers any error (e.g. interference from the antivirus). If it doesn’t help, the only way to narrow it down would be to create another similar project from scratch, ensure that it cleans successfully, and then move the contents of the broken project into it step-by-step:

    1. Replace the .vgdbsettings files and ensure that building and cleaning still works.
    2. Replace the list of source files (<ItemGroup> nodes in the .vcxproj file) and ensure cleaning still works.
    3. Replace the common build settings (<PropertyGroup> nodes) and ensure cleaning and building still works.

    If you could pinpoint a specific part of the .vcxproj file that triggers the problem, we should be able to suggest a workaround. Otherwise unfortunately it’s impossible to tell what is causing the issue.

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