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I am trying to install clang by creating a .sln file using cmake. To generate the file I used this command inside the build directory:

cmake -DLLVM_ENABLE_PROJECTS=clang -G "Visual Studio 15 2017" -A x64 -Thost=x64 ..\clang

But I am getting an error that there are no generators with name "Visual Studio 15 2017". Output of the command:

CMake Error: Could not create named generator Visual Studio 15 2017

Generators
  Unix Makefiles               = Generates standard UNIX makefiles.
  Ninja                        = Generates build.ninja files.
  Watcom WMake                 = Generates Watcom WMake makefiles.
  CodeBlocks - Ninja           = Generates CodeBlocks project files.
  CodeBlocks - Unix Makefiles  = Generates CodeBlocks project files.
  CodeLite - Ninja             = Generates CodeLite project files.
  CodeLite - Unix Makefiles    = Generates CodeLite project files.
  Sublime Text 2 - Ninja       = Generates Sublime Text 2 project files.
  Sublime Text 2 - Unix Makefiles
                               = Generates Sublime Text 2 project files.
  Kate - Ninja                 = Generates Kate project files.
  Kate - Unix Makefiles        = Generates Kate project files.
  Eclipse CDT4 - Ninja         = Generates Eclipse CDT 4.0 project files.
  Eclipse CDT4 - Unix Makefiles= Generates Eclipse CDT 4.0 project files.

System information: The system is: Linux - 4.15.0-43-generic - x86_64 cmake version: 3.12.2

  • Are you running CMake on non-Windows OS? – arrowd Feb 9 at 10:36
  • yes @arrowd, on ubuntu 16.04. – Rohit Mundada Feb 9 at 10:40
  • Well, that's why you don't see VS generators. – arrowd Feb 9 at 11:02
  • So there aren't generators for the linux version of VS? And if not then how can I create a .sln file to load into VS? – Rohit Mundada Feb 9 at 18:51

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