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In Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, the link step of the build process may fail when you try to build a solution by using the VCBuild.exe command-line tool or the MSBuild.exe command-line tool. When this problem occurs, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'd:\LinkIssue\debug\MyDependDll2\MyDependDll2.libd:\LinkIssue\debug\MyDependDll1\MyDependDll1.lib'
Note The error message does not contain a space between the two .lib file paths.
You may experience this problem when the project contains two or more dependent DLL libraries.
Note This problem does not occur when you use the Visual Studio IDE to build the solution.
This problem occurs because the VCBuild.exe command-line tool and the MSBuild.exe command-line tool do not correctly separate the library files during the link step of the build process.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 2005 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone 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 usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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.
Visual Studio 2005, 32-bit versions
Visual Studio 2005, 64-bit version
Visual Studio 2005, Itanium architecture version
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates