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Ggozzo

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Novice question on Windows
« on: June 19, 2014, 06:18:37 PM »

So I was trying to follow the Windows instructions here: https://github.com/nmushegian/bitshares_toolkit/blob/master/BUILD_WIN32.md

I created a directory and downloaded CMake, Boost, BerkeleyDB, toolkit and OpenSSl to it.

I tried to set the enviroment run setenv.bat and I get this error
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C:\BitShares>cd bitshares_toolkit-master

C:\BitShares\bitshares_toolkit-master>setenv.bat
Using C:\BitShares\bitshares_toolkit-master\..\ as Bitshare root directory
The system cannot find the path specified.
The system cannot find the path specified.
Setting up VS2013 environment...
ERROR: Cannot determine the location of the VS Common Tools folder.
Press any key to continue . . .
Sorry, i am a complete Noob. I am trying though

What is the VS common Tools folder? I have the Visual Studio Express edition.


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Re: Novice question on Windows
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 06:54:03 PM »

So I was trying to follow the Windows instructions here: https://github.com/nmushegian/bitshares_toolkit/blob/master/BUILD_WIN32.md

I created a directory and downloaded CMake, Boost, BerkeleyDB, toolkit and OpenSSl to it.

I tried to set the enviroment run setenv.bat and I get this error
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C:\BitShares>cd bitshares_toolkit-master

C:\BitShares\bitshares_toolkit-master>setenv.bat
Using C:\BitShares\bitshares_toolkit-master\..\ as Bitshare root directory
The system cannot find the path specified.
The system cannot find the path specified.
Setting up VS2013 environment...
ERROR: Cannot determine the location of the VS Common Tools folder.
Press any key to continue . . .
Sorry, i am a complete Noob. I am trying though

What is the VS common Tools folder? I have the Visual Studio Express edition.

Those instructions for windows are not very well documented. There are many updates to scripts that need to happen in order to make it to work right.

As a novice, I would actually recommend installing a dual boot of ubuntu because most of the developers are running in Linux and the installation is much much easier. And you'll be more likely to have people be able to help you when you have problems.

I started trying to install on windows but gave up and switched to ubuntu after many hours of problems while installing.


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Re: Novice question on Windows
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 07:02:52 PM »
GregGozzo,
Try to run setenv.bat from Visual Studio Command Prompt.
On my machine these shortcuts are located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\Tools\Shortcuts, if you are building 32-bit version, use "VS2013 x86 Native Tools Command Prompt".

I agree with bnoble1206 - getting it up and running on Linux might be much easier. You can use VirtualBox for that.

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Re: Novice question on Windows
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 07:38:50 PM »
Thanks! I'll try Ubuntu.

 

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