nmake U1045 error

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    nmake U1045 error

    hi guys, sorry for posting it here, i think its the wrong category but i dont know where else to ask, i searched online for this error and found nothing

    im taking a course on compiler design and im trying to do some lexical analysis with flex

    i downloaded all the files and there was a makefile in the folder, i need to run nmake in order to create the .c file which will then give me the program which will be doing the lexical analysis

    but there is a problem, i found that in order to run nmake i need to run a file called vsvars32.bat

    i run the file, then i went to the folder where the makefile is located, i run nmake and i get

    "NMAKE : fatal error U1045: spawn failed : No error
    Stop."

    does anyone know why it gives me this kind of error? i would appreciate any help provided

    By the way, I'm using Visual Studio 2008

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    Did you try googling that? Just paste in "nmake: fatal error u1045: spawn failed" and you'll get hundreds of answers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    Did you try googling that? Just paste in "nmake: fatal error u1045: spawn failed" and you'll get hundreds of answers.


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    Yes, i could find nothing.. i tried this You receive a "NMAKE : fatal error U1045: spawn failed : Invalid argument" error message when you compile a makefile by using the Microsoft Program Maintenance utility but it didnt work

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    What's the line right above that error say? That will give you an idea of what it was trying to do when it gave an error maybe.

    Wireshark Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Help:A problem when I try to compile wireshark


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    it says

    "flex nameoffile"

    where name of file is the name of the .FILE file that has the C code for flex, its weird because today in the morning our professor showed us the same thing and there was no error, so i doubt that it has anything to do with the code in the .FILE file

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    If you open a command prompt and go to that spot (either the folder that file is in, or the folder where the makefile is in) and type "flex" what happens?


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    it throws me a message telling

    "Unsupported 16-bit Application"

    The program or feature ...... cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit Windows versions of Windows. Please contact the software vendor to ask if a 64-bit Windows compatible version is available.

    oh... so is this the problem? because in the makefile file there is a call for this flex file i think

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    Looks like you need a newer version of flex.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quzah View Post
    Looks like you need a newer version of flex.


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    thank you very much!!! You helped me a lot, i ll contact my teacher to ask for one if i dont find anything online

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