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Jul 30, 2009 at 03:09 PM

"Unrecoverable build error" building setup project in Visual Studio 2005


I am having trouble building a setup project in Visual Studio 2005 which only occurs once I add my Crystal project and merge modules to the solution.

Unfortunately, the error message from Visual Studio is not very helpful - "Unrecoverable build error".

From what I have read on MSDN, this error can have many causes ( One possible cause seems related to Visual Studio not being able to find the right paths for components during the build. Since I have had several other problems with the Crystal 2008 merge modules over the last few months, my gut feeling is that the merge modules are causing the problem, and somehow not exactly telling Visual Studio where to find dependencies.

Any advice on how to narrow the scope of the problem would be much appreciated!

By the way, the solution builds okay on another machine (although the final setup MSI does not seem to include all needed dependencies to run the web application once I deploy it to our development web server).

Thank you in advance for any help!