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Archived:Bldmake fails with "EPOCROOT environment variable must be capitalised" error (Known Issue)

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Last edited: hamishwillee (16 Dec 2011)


In some environments, the bldmake command may fail with the "EPOCROOT environment variable must be capitalised" error.


This error is returned by the e32env.pm script when opening a pipe to the command line fails.


Typically this error is related to the PATH environment variable. bldmake fails if the system32 directory in the PATH is defined using the SystemRoot variable, that is
To fix this, modify the PATH to use an absolute path for \system32. For example,
Note: With current S60 SDKs (2nd Edition and later), EPOCROOT should not be explicitly defined. Instead, the active development configuration is selected with the devices.exe utility.

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