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From "Alexey Petrenko" <alexey.a.petre...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [build] Downloading dependencies
Date Wed, 20 Dec 2006 13:05:22 GMT
I think that we can easily combine two approaches:
1. Try to copy msvcr71.dll from system32.
2. If it does not exist there, try to download it
3. If it is impossible, print a message.

This is probably the best we can do. Without distributing msvcr71.dll
from Harmony site.

SY, Alexey

2006/12/20, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com>:
>
>
> Ivanov, Alexey A wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Geir Magnusson Jr. [mailto:geir@pobox.com]
> >> Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 1:41 PM
> >> To: dev@harmony.apache.org
> >> Subject: Re: [build] Downloading dependencies
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Tim Ellison wrote:
> >>> Ivanov, Alexey A wrote:
> >>>> In default installation WinXP does not have this library in
> > system32.
> >>>> This library is installed by Visual Studio 2003 and may be installed
> > by
> >>>> other software which was compiled with Visual Studio 2003 (which is
> >>>> v7.1). Visual Studio 2002 (v7.0) has msvc70.dll, if I remember
> >>>> correctly.
> >>>>
> >>>> That is it may happen system lacks for this DLL. And Microsoft
> >>>> recommends avoiding copying DLLs to system32 when installing an
> >>>> application. Thus we better distribute this DLL in snapshots and
> > further
> >>>> releases because users may not have it.
> >>>>
> >>>> On the other hand, if a person has Microsoft compiler installed, the
> > DLL
> >>>> will most likely be in system32.
> >>>>
> >>>> That's it.
> >>> Agreed -- we were getting that DLL so we could distribute it to our
> >>> users who may not have the compiler installed.
> >>>
> >>> If we think it is more reliable to grab the DLL from system32/ than
> >>> download it we can do that.  I guess we look for a env var to figure
> > out
> >>> where windows is installed...
> >>
> >> Ok - so we seem to be agreed that :
> >>
> >> 1) We can't count on it being on a user's machine
> >>
> >> 2) We don't need to download it because it will be part of the tool
> > chain
> >> 3) We need to then find it.
> >>
> >> Could we do something like
> >>
> >>    GetModuleFileName(LoadLibrary(....), buffer, size);
> >
> > I guess it will work. But this should be in an application and the DLL
> > must be available in PATH so that LoadLibrary is able to load it.
> >
> > I think it's easier just to copy it from system32 folder right from
> > build.xml. If a user is going to compile Harmony on Windows, they need
> > Microsoft compiler installed and thus they will have the DLL in
> > system32.
> >
>
> I thought it wasn't guaranteed to be there, even if MSVC installed?  if
> that's not the case - if it is actually guaranteed to be there - then
> yes, I agree
>
> geir
>
>
> >
> > Regards,
> > Alexey.
> >
> >> to figure it out?
> >
> > --
> > Alexey A. Ivanov
> > Intel Enterprise Solutions Software Division
>

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