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configure -platform win32-msvc2008 -> execute: File or path is not found (make)

  • Hello,
    I'm trying to create the 5.7 library using the VS2008 command prompt.

    I type:
    configure -platform win32-msvc2008

    but I get:
    Creating qmake...
    execute: File or path is not found (make)
    execute: File or path is not found (make)
    Cleaning qmake failed, return code -1

    Could someone give me an idea where to go from here?

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    The first thing to do is update VS, Qt 5.7 requires at least VS2013 update 1 see here.

  • Thanks, SGaist.
    My real goal is to compile Qt for Windows Embedded Compact 7, and WEC7 requires VS2008. This blog post seems to say that Qt 5.7 is supported for WEC7 -


    I assumed that since I saw folders for win32-msvc2008 and wince70embedded-x86-msvc2008 in the mkspecs directory, that both of these configurations could be built with Qt 5.7.

    But I haven't been able to get farther than my last post. If I need to move back to Qt 4.x, that would be ok, too.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    5.7 is not mentioned on that post (which is currently 3 years old). In any case, 5.7 requires a C++11 capable compiler which VS2008 is not.

    It might still be possible with 5.6 though.

  • Do you think that the requirements for 5.6 are different? What does it mean that win32-msvc2008 and wince70embedded-x86-msvc2008 are in the mkspecs directory?

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    They are, 5.6 can still be built with C++98 compilers. Starting with 5.7 C++11 support is mandatory.

    They are still there for historical reasons. For example, you can also find the old macx-gcc makespecs.

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