[wix-devs] More on Wix 4.0 Build Problems

Ron Martin cpuwzd at comcast.net
Thu May 20 21:35:49 PDT 2021

Running build.cmd, things running smoothly until:

Build started 5/21/2021 12:23:09 AM.
"D:\Repos\Wix\wix4\src\libs\dutil\WixToolset.DUtil\dutil.vcxproj" on 
node 1 (default targets).
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual 
5): error MSB8020: The build tools for v142 (Platform Toolset = 'v142') 
cannot be found. To build using the v142 build
tools, please install v142 build tools.  Alternatively, you may upgrade 
to the current Visual Studio tools by selecting
  the Project menu or right-click the solution, and then selecting 
"Retarget solution". [D:\Repos\Wix\wix4\src\libs\duti
Done Building Project 
(default targets) -- FAILED.


There are dependencies on Toolset 14.2 (referenced as 14.0). I can't 
tell if my version of VS 2019 is too new or
your libraries are built with a version of VS2019 that is too old. I 
might be missing an optional VS2019 component.

Any suggestions?

As always, thanks for your help.


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