Hello. For the past week or so I’ve been trying to build aseprite from source, but have been getting a weird error:
C:\aseprite\build>cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RelWithDebInfo -DLAF_BACKEND=skia -DSKIA_DIR=C:\deps\skia -DSKIA_LIBRARY_DIR=C:\deps\skia\out\Release-x64 -DSKIA_LIBRARY=C:\deps\skia\out\Release-x64\skia.lib -G Ninja .. CMake Deprecation Warning at CMakeLists.txt:16 (cmake_policy): The OLD behavior for policy CMP0046 will be removed from a future version of CMake. The cmake-policies(7) manual explains that the OLD behaviors of all policies are deprecated and that a policy should be set to OLD only under specific short-term circumstances. Projects should be ported to the NEW behavior and not rely on setting a policy to OLD. -- The C compiler identification is MSVC 19.29.30133.0 -- The CXX compiler identification is MSVC 19.29.30133.0 -- Detecting C compiler ABI info -- Detecting C compiler ABI info - failed -- Check for working C compiler: C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio/2019/Community/VC/Tools/MSVC/14.29.30133/bin/Hostx64/x64/cl.exe -- Check for working C compiler: C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio/2019/Community/VC/Tools/MSVC/14.29.30133/bin/Hostx64/x64/cl.exe - broken CMake Error at C:/Program Files/CMake/share/cmake-3.21/Modules/CMakeTestCCompiler.cmake:69 (message): The C compiler "C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio/2019/Community/VC/Tools/MSVC/14.29.30133/bin/Hostx64/x64/cl.exe" is not able to compile a simple test program. It fails with the following output: Change Dir: C:/aseprite/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp Run Build Command(s):C:/PROGRA~1/CMake/bin/ninja.exe cmTC_425b7 && [1/2] Building C object CMakeFiles\cmTC_425b7.dir\testCCompiler.c.obj [2/2] Linking C executable cmTC_425b7.exe FAILED: cmTC_425b7.exe cmd.exe /C "cd . && "C:\Program Files\CMake\bin\cmake.exe" -E vs_link_exe --intdir=CMakeFiles\cmTC_425b7.dir --rc=rc --mt=CMAKE_MT-NOTFOUND --manifests -- C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~4\2019\COMMUN~1\VC\Tools\MSVC\1429~1.301\bin\Hostx64\x64\link.exe /nologo CMakeFiles\cmTC_425b7.dir\testCCompiler.c.obj /out:cmTC_425b7.exe /implib:cmTC_425b7.lib /pdb:cmTC_425b7.pdb /version:0.0 /machine:x64 /debug /INCREMENTAL /subsystem:console kernel32.lib user32.lib gdi32.lib winspool.lib shell32.lib ole32.lib oleaut32.lib uuid.lib comdlg32.lib advapi32.lib && cd ." RC Pass 1: command "rc /fo CMakeFiles\cmTC_425b7.dir/manifest.res CMakeFiles\cmTC_425b7.dir/manifest.rc" failed (exit code 0) with the following output: The system cannot find the file specified ninja: build stopped: subcommand failed. CMake will not be able to correctly generate this project. Call Stack (most recent call first): CMakeLists.txt:31 (project) -- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred! See also "C:/aseprite/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log". See also "C:/aseprite/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log".
I have followed Microsoft’s instructions on reseting the OS to fix the PATH variable (i may have mucked it up, which is why I was getting these errors) but I still get this error. I have reinstalled Visual Studio (losing all the plugins I had, but that’s honestly fine, I can install them again later) and checked all the versions of each module/program that I need. I’ve watched several videos online to see if I missed something, checked forums and Stack Overflow, nothin. I’m at a loss as to what is going awry.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated c: Thanks!
EDIT: I tried doing it with a command prompt opened as administrator (which I am 70% sure I tried before) and it seems to be working now. You will know if it worked by the presence or lack thereof of further edits.