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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [build] Downloading dependencies
Date Wed, 20 Dec 2006 15:30:07 GMT
Alexey Petrenko wrote:
> If this library exists in system32 then we do not need to download it
> or do any additional search. Linker will do it for us.
> So we can simple remove all mentions of this library from dependencies.
> 
> But when I suggested this last time someone reported that he has MSVC
> but does not have this library... This looks really strange.

That was me on a weird system so it might well be bogus information :-)

> We can remove this dependency and look... :)

+1

note: I can hardly help since I don't have all the software that I need
to build harmony on windows.

> SY, Alexey
> 
> 2006/12/20, Leo Li <liyilei1979@gmail.com>:
>>  Yes, actually we can just get MSVC71.dll from the system32 directory at
>> least from XP, but as for other windows versions I am not sure the exact
>> version of MSVC DLL. So is it ok if we do not explicitly get it but
>> use it
>> while linking by the search path of the os system just like other
>> kernel32.dll?
>>
>> On 12/20/06, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> > > Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> > >> Do we really need to download this dll?  Everyone who has the MSVC
>> > >> installed should have it, right?
>> > >
>> > > I don't care if it's downloaded, linked or magically generated out of
>> > > looking into tea leaves, the problem is that the build needs manual
>> > > intervention and this is not documented anywhere.
>> > >
>> > > We need to make sure that what we say you need to do is *only*
>> what you
>> > > need to do. Every other (undocumented step) is annoying and slows our
>> > > community development down.
>> >
>> > Yeah, I get it.  My point is that I'm still not convinced we need this
>> > to be downloaded...
>> >
>> > So do we?
>> >
>> > geir
>> >
>> > >
>> > >> geir
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> > >>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>> > >>>> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> > >>>>> Mark Hindess wrote:
>> > >>>>>> I tried doing fetch-depends before rebuild but it would
fail or
>> > >>>>>> corrupt
>> > >>>>>> dependencies often enough that it caused more trouble
than it
>> > solved.
>> > >>>>>> I can try it again I suppose - IIRC it was ibiblio
that was the
>> > main
>> > >>>>>> problem and that might have been a temporary issue.
>> > >>>>> People, you do realize that if fetch-depends breaks that
often we
>> > >>>>> have a
>> > >>>>> bigger problem than just dealing with faulty updates?
>> > >>>>>
>> > >>>>> Imagine that every time fetch-depends doesn't work we lose
the
>> > ability
>> > >>>>> for some guy out there to contribute something to us.
>> > >>>>>
>> > >>>>> This is, from a community building perspective, a *way*
bigger
>> > problem
>> > >>>>> than if the JVM ran at all after it compiled!!
>> > >>>> I remember the discussion over the msvcr71.dll download. Have
>> there
>> > been
>> > >>>> other problems?
>> > >>> it's still not fixed!
>> > >>>
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Leo Li
>> China Software Development Lab, IBM
>>
>>


-- 
Stefano.


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