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0000966OMNeT++IDE / documentation generatorpublic2016-08-22 17:142017-02-01 13:39
x86Windows10 (1607)
0000966: "Generate NED documentation" crashes due to broken pathname under Windows
I was trying to generate the documentation for one of the samples (dyna) via "Project->Generate NED Documentation" but I got the following error:

An internal error occurred during: "Generating NED Documentation...".
org.omnetpp.common.util.ProcessUtils$ExecException: Process exec error for C:\Users\XXX\Documents\usr\lib\omnetpp-5.0\tools\win32\usr\bin\doxygen.exe (exit code 1) : error: Failed to open temporary file /c/Users/XXX/Documents/usr/lib/omnetpp-5.0/samples/dyna/C:\Users\XXX\Documents\usr\lib\omnetpp-5.0\samples\dyna\doc\doxy/doxygen_objdb_3808.tmp

Based on the output, it looks like the problem is due to the pathname being passed to doxygen is ill-formed, containing both mingw32- (/c/Users/...) and Windows- (c:\Users\...) -style pathname.

I've tried with other projects too, obtaining the same results.

Let me know if you need any more information.

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Issue History
2016-08-22 17:14paolinuxNew Issue
2016-10-30 01:48vwifvatNote Added: 0001224
2016-12-22 15:32paolinuxNote Added: 0001240
2017-01-04 11:42rhornigNote Added: 0001241
2017-02-01 13:39rhornigNote Added: 0001279
2017-02-01 13:39rhornigStatusnew => resolved
2017-02-01 13:39rhornigFixed in Version => 5.1pre3
2017-02-01 13:39rhornigResolutionopen => fixed
2017-02-01 13:39rhornigAssigned To => rhornig

2016-10-30 01:48   
Dear paolinux,

I believe that I actually just solved this issue.

So OMNET++ comes with Doxygen, but it turned out that the version was out of date. I ended up downloading the newest version of Doxygen, and replacing the existing doxygen.exe file with the most up-to-date version (at the time of this post, it was found here: [^])

I hope this helps any future users out! It took me quite a while to figure out.


2016-12-22 15:32   
Hi Van,

thanks a lot for your input and apologies for the delay in getting back to you.

I've tested your solution on my end and I can confirm that it fixes the problem. I still hope this issue will be addressed in the next release of omnetpp, without requiring the external dependency but for the time being it's a great workaround.

Thanks and merry Xmas,
2017-01-04 11:42   
We should use mingw version of doxygen and dot (instead of MSYS). MSYS version cannot understand the Windows style path in configuration file
2017-02-01 13:39   
The IDE now configures the doxy.cfg using relative directories so differences between the handling of Windows/Unix specific directory formats will no longer be a problem.