Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Attempted to build NSIS installer for 2.6.3
From: John Dill <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2018 17:57:44 +0000
I'm trying to build an installer for Wireshark 2.6.3 on Windows using NSIS and I'm getting the following when I run

msbuild /m /p:Configuration=RelWithDebInfo nsis_package.vcxproj

Here is the commands I used before hand:

set CYGWIN=nodosfilewarning
set WIRESHARK_LIB_DIR=C:\Wireshark-win64-libs-2.6
set PLATFORM=win64
set QT5_BASE_DIR=C:\Qt\Qt5.8.0\5.8\msvc2015_64

cd wsbuild64

cmake -G "Visual Studio 14 2015 Win64" ..\wireshark-src
msbuild /m /p:Configuration=RelWithDebInfo /p:Platform=x64 Wireshark.sln (... ok ...)

msbuild /m /p:Configuration=RelWithDebInfo nsis_package_prep.vcxproj (... ok ...)
msbuild /m /p:Configuration=RelWithDebInfo nsis_package.vcxproj

        Processing config: C:\Program Files (x86)\NSIS\nsisconf.nsh
        File: "C:\Users\DillJA\Desktop\wsbuild64\docbook\user-guide.chm" -> no files found.
        Usage: File [/nonfatal] [/a] ([/r] [/x filespec [...]] filespec [...]
              /oname=outfile one_file_only)
        Error in script "wireshark.nsi" on line 1173 -- aborting creation process

Then it errors out with Build FAILED.

I noticed that I can finish the NSIS installer script if I comment out the USER_GUIDE_DIR section, but I'm trying to install the right packages and can't seem to get this error to go away without modifying the wireshark.nsi script.

I notice in the cmake that the build script can't find asciidoctor even though ruby is installed on Cygwin64, and if I do a 'gem list --local', I see 'asciidoctor ('.

I tried to look for the packages asciidoctor in setup_x86_64.exe for Cygwin and couldn't find asciidoctorj, xsltproc, and docbook-bundle.

Can someone familiar with the Windows build offer some hints?  Do I need to switch from Cygwin to Chocolatey (which I haven't tried yet)?

John D.