[vtkusers] building vtk on pc - link-error: vtklocal.lib is missing

anast.jm at pg.com anast.jm at pg.com
Tue May 29 09:48:31 EDT 2001

I have seen this error too....most likely because there is nothing to build in
the local directory...in PCMaker simply unselect the radio button for Local and
that seems to get around the problem. I'm not usre where the vtkLocal.dll came

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From: "Matthias Zangl" <zangl at ism-austria.at>@public.kitware.com on 05/28/2001
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I am trying to build the vtk on my pc so I started with setting  up the
makefiles with pcmaker.

After that I went to the bin-directory  and opened the makefiles in my
visual-studio and did a build.

After  about 45 minutes the build stopped with saying
"..\lib\vtkLocal.lib couldn't  be opened!".

Well, its interesting that there is a vtkLocal.dll in the  directory
but really NO vtklocal.lib... Its strange because I always  thought
there had to be a lib before there is a dll... But no. The dll is  here
and the lib isn't...

What could be the reason for this? Did I  forget anything?

It would be great if anyone has an idea for me...

Thanx a lot!


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