mysterious relinking RRS feed

  • Question

  • Environment: In MSVC IDE 8.0, in a project that is not using .NET (but using MFC).

    I have a solution with a few different vcproj in it. If I hit F7, then they all build and link just fine. If I hit F7 again immediately, then one of the projects relinks. In fact, I can hit F7 repeatedly, and only this one project keeps relinking.

    Is there any way to get a "noisy compile", where I could get detailed info on what dependancies the IDE is looking at to decide a project is out of date?

    If I could figure out which file is triggering it, I could probably figure out why.


    Tuesday, August 1, 2006 8:08 PM


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  • That's usually caused by either some outside application modifying / accessing some of the intermediate files. The most likely cause is the modification dates+times on the files. Try cleaning and rebuilding your solution, then verify that the dates aren't "in the future".
    Tuesday, August 1, 2006 10:00 PM
  • This may be the same issue that was brought up in a previous thread.  I don't know if Microsoft fixed it or closed it because it couldn't be reproduced:




    Wednesday, August 2, 2006 2:14 PM
  • Yeah, I'd seen a few similar problems, but I didn't see any solutions. The link you posted had a clue that it is in the manifest file, so I changed the link to not create a manifest and the problem went away.

    So then I looked in the intermediate directory and noticed that I had three files:




    The last of those files had the current time (I had just built), but the other files were older. I deleted the three files and the problem appears to have gone away (for now).


    Thanks! I knew that if I could figure out which file MSVC thought was out of date that I could make some progress.


    Thursday, August 3, 2006 3:33 PM