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From "Boris Kolpackov (JIRA)" <xerces-c-...@xml.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (XERCESC-1848) Instructions for installing Xerces-C++ binary distribution under Windows Vista appear to be incomplete
Date Thu, 22 Jan 2009 18:05:59 GMT

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Boris Kolpackov commented on XERCESC-1848:

Phillip, thanks for the detailed analysis of the problem. I agree with Alberto, Xerces-C++
does not require .NET. It is just the .NET distribution contains VC++ 9.0 runtime which Xerces-C++

I also don't think it is a good idea for us to bundle this runtime with binary distributions
of Xerces-C++. Microsoft is very particular about what it allows and does not allow third
parties to redistribute and I don't think we should get involved with this. I agree, however,
that we should mentioned this in the documentation as well as the fact that the runtime can
be downloaded from the Microsoft's website.

Alberto, FYI, the VC++ 9.0 binaries were built without SP1.

> Instructions for installing Xerces-C++ binary distribution under Windows Vista appear
to be incomplete
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: XERCESC-1848
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/XERCESC-1848
>             Project: Xerces-C++
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Utilities
>         Environment: Windows Vista 
>            Reporter: Phillip E. Pfeiffer, IV
>   Original Estimate: 72h
>  Remaining Estimate: 72h
> The package that was being used is xerces-c-3.0.0-x86-windows-vc-9.0 -- but I suspect
that this problem might affect all users of Vista systems who haven't installed Visual C++,
or who have a version of the Visual C++ runtime that's inconsistent with the ones that were
(apparently) used to compile Xerces distros.
> Also, apologies for not being more specific about the platform - but my Vista-using students
(rather than me) are the ones who found this error, and I suspect this error might affect
multiple versions of Vista.
> We may have missed something, but the Apache-specified protocols for installing Xerces
binaries under Windows -- which focus mostly on the command path -- aren't adequate for enabling
the operation of the precompiled utilities under some versions of Vista.  Students in my XML
class who attempted to install Xerces and run DOMPrint.exe this weekend obtained side-by-side
configuration errors -- a problem that, according to various websites, arises when dependencies
can't be resolved.  
> One of my students who encountered this problem determined that four additional files
had to be copied to the Xerces bin directory in order to get these utilities to run:  msvcm90.dll,
msvcp90.dll, and msvcr90.dll  (all from a subdirectory of C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS), and msvcrt.dll
(from C:\WINDOWS\system32).  Apparently, he also had to make sure that he obtain the correct
versions of these files.  Finally, he also had to create and place a fifth file, Microsoft.VC90.CRT.MANIFEST,
into the Xerces bin directory, in order to inform the C++ runtime system to recognize the
files.  The contents of his MANIFEST is reproduced below:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
> <assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">
>     <noInheritable></noInheritable>
>     <assemblyIdentity type="win32" name="Microsoft.VC90.CRT" version="9.0.21022.8"
processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b"></assemblyIdentity>
>     <file name="msvcr90.dll" hashalg="SHA1" hash="e0dcdcbfcb452747da530fae6b000d47c8674671"><asmv2:hash
xmlns:asmv2="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v2" xmlns:dsig="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#"><dsig:Transforms><dsig:Transform
<file name="msvcp90.dll" hashalg="SHA1" hash="81efe890e4ef2615c0bb4dda7b94bea177c86ebd"><asmv2:hash
xmlns:asmv2="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v2" xmlns:dsig="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#"><dsig:Transforms><dsig:Transform
<file name="msvcm90.dll" hashalg="SHA1" hash="5470081b336abd7b82c6387567a661a729483b04"><asmv2:hash
xmlns:asmv2="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v2" xmlns:dsig="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#"><dsig:Transforms><dsig:Transform
> </assembly>
> I would think the Apache project fix for this problem would involve confirming the accuracy
of this diagnosis and solution, and creating a separate distro for Windows Vista, with extra
documentation and the required manifest (if trying to distribute the dll's directly would
incur copyright issues).   I'm guessing that it would take three days' worth of time to do
this carefully.   
> Apologies if this is a known problem, but I tried searching for "side-by-side configuration"
in Jira, and found nothing.

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