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What is a DRF file? Why is there a problem creating it?


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I just ran in a problem rebuilding the latest version of the TMultiLang package.
This is done by a batch file which invokes the commandline compiler DCC32.EXE
I got this error message:

E:\Projects\MultiLang\mle>dcc32 multilang.dpk
Delphi for Win32 Version 10.0 Copyright (c) 1983,97 Borland International
MultiLang.dpk(40) Fatal: Could not create output file 'MultiLang.drf'

What is this DRF file? Why did I get this message?

When you compile with packages, you can specify which packages should be considered for linkage. The package requirements of the project get stored into a temporary Windows resource file with a .DRF extension.

In my case I got this error message from DCC32 because my environment variable %TEMP% pointed to an not existing directory after I had cleaned up too much :-)


2006-02-10, 08:33:47
anonymous from Brazil  
Very Good ..

2006-06-15, 00:55:46
Srikanth from India  
Good Info;)
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2008-07-19, 16:09:48
Solving the 'cannot find drf file' problem when compiling packages:

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anonymous from Netherlands  
I got a similar problems (with explorer 2006) when I compiled a file in the root.

When I moved the dpr (only, since it was a console testprogram) to a directory, it just worked.
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