From: Wells, Roger K. <ROGER.K.WELLS@saic.com> - 2006-02-12 15:15:19
FWIW, I am running WinXP Pro, SP2 and have msvcr71.dll but not msvcr80.dll
Roger Wells, P.E.
221 Third St
Newport, RI 02840
[mailto:mingw-users-admin@...] On Behalf Of Chris Wilson
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 6:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] _cgetws
>> Does anyone know a better way to only detect import libraries where the
>> real library actually exists?
> I always thought that the implicit solution for this was that you should
> only have import libraries installed for libraries that you actually
> have installed (i.e. the DLL exists.) So the right solution here would
> be to delete libmsvcr71.a.
That's what I actually did, in the end, to get autoconf to detect the
right one. Then I symlinked all my runtime DLLs into
> But that gets into a whole other area. You say that you don't have
> msvcr71.dll on your system, but you do have msvcr80.dll. Well, I have
> both a win98 and a win2k system, both of which contain a msvcr71.dll but
> neither has a msvcr80.dll. But my main XP system has all of them.
That's interesting. I'm working on a win2k system and it does not have
msvcr71.dll. Perhaps it came with an application, like m$ office or visual
> These are not system DLLs - their presence will be a side effect of
> installing some MS service pack or third party software that happens to
> use them.
Actually it's Visual Studio 2005 Express. I expect that they will start to
be more common on Windows systems, and maybe eventually distributed as
standard. But point taken, I would prefer to use msvcr71.dll if I could
> But none of this is the case with msvcrt.dll, which Microsoft long ago
> declared part of the system instead of being a redistributable component
> of their compiler. So you can count on it being there, and you will
> never have to worry about distributing it. For this reason I think your
> best bet would be to pretend that the newer versions of the library
> don't exist, since their use necessitates distributing the MS DLL with
> your program.
But it doesn't have _cgetws, which I really need. Back to square 1.
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