FIX: Nmake Returns Success (0) in Failure Condition When You Use Targets in Multiple Description Blocks

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When you use nmake with the /k switch to continue a build after one part fails, and both of the following conditions apply
  • you use a target that has multiple description blocks
  • a failure occurs on one, but not all, of the multiple description blocks
nmake returns 0 instead of 1.
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Visual Studio 6.0 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date          Time    Version      Size     File name   -----------------------------------------------------   06-Sep-2002   15:16   6.0.9689.0   77,882   Nmake.exe				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Article ID: 327246 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 15:27:01 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Service Pack 5

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