Gen build error "LNK1181: cannot open input file 'IEFMBTN.LIB'"
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Gen build error "LNK1181: cannot open input file 'IEFMBTN.LIB'"


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Building a Gen module within the Gen Build Tool and get the error:

"LINK : fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file 'IEFMBTN.LIB'"

Found IEFMBTN.LIB in the directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\Gen86\Gen

Also that directory is on the System Environment variable PATH


Release : 8.6

Component : Gen Build Tool


Within the .out file noticed near the top:
 "C:\Program Files (x86)\CA\Gen86\gen\vssetup.bat"' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."

Upon further review determined the vssetup.bat file had been renamed with a '.txt' on the end.  Renaming the file back to vssetup.bat resolved this error.

The vssetup.bat file is used to Determine the location of Visual Studio, which includes Version and Offering.