I see that the last update to this thread was > 3 months
ago; however I have just had the same initial error (string has no
attribute "decode" -- see attachment). The winding thread of
solutions here is hard to follow. Is it still recommended that I first
try removing (commenting out) line 524 using visual studio?
Thanks for your help -- Sarah
I've come up against the same problem today (VS 2017 enterprise and
I took a look in the Programme Files and found the vcvarsall batch
file that was being called, and then simply substituted its path into
the prepare_sln file on Line 186, as follows:
getucrtdir["2017"] = '"' +
"..\\..\\VC\\vcvarsall.bat" + '" amd64&&set UniversalCRTSdkDir'
was replaced with:
getucrtdir["2017"] = '"' + "C:\\Program Files
'" amd64&&set UniversalCRTSdkDir'