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Installation problems

  • verstapp

    verstapp - 2011-06-19

    Apparently I'm the first person in the history of boa to get the dreaded 'sorry, you don't have a msvcr71.dll' error.
    Googled, downloaded, unzipped, copied to SysWOW64, as the instructions suggested. Tried installing boa again, no improvement. Tried 'regsvr32 msvcr71.dll', got a popup 'the module "msvcr71.dll" may not be compatible with the version of windows you're running. check if the module is compatible with an x86 or x64 version of regsvr32.exe.'
    Which brings up questions such as:
    'exactly how many architectures are there versions of msvcr71 for? '
    'why can't we d/l .dlls direct from M$?'
    'as its such a tiny dll  and is critical for boa and is freely distributable then why wasn't it included as part of the install package?'
    'so how do I go about installing boa anyway, now that the installer refuses to go past the first step of the install process?'
    win7-64, py 2.7, wx 2.8

  • Werner F. Bruhin

    I am guessing that you are using the Boa "EXE" installer and not the source installer.  This installer has a few issues (I hope that Riaan will one day remove it or not create this type of installer on the next version of Boa) and I recommend you not to use it, but instead to do the following.

    I see you have Py 2.7, that is probably fine too, once in a while one still hears about issues with some libraries.  I personally still use 2.6.

    So, I would install: - wxPython2.8-win32-unicode-py26  - 2.8.12  boa-constructor-0.6.1.src.win32.exe  - source package

    Install the first two or stay with Py 2.7 and wx 2.8.

    The Boa source package you install into folder of your choice and then create a shortcut with the following command:

    C:\Python26\python.exe yourfolderofchoice\ and set the work folder to yourfolderofchoice.

    While somehow out of date this might help too:

    Hope this helps

  • verstapp

    verstapp - 2011-06-19

    Thanks Werner.
    I was using the .exe, I'll give your method a try.
    I was using Py3.2 until yesterday… when I decided that enough packages didn't work with it that it was worth the effort of 'downgrading'.

    OT - do you know how to create a sig on this forum.? I can't find it in my account or my dertails. Doesn't mean it isn't there, of course. :)

  • Werner F. Bruhin

    Yeap, Py 3.x is still not that well supported, hopefully by the end of the year it is a different story.  I understand that there are quit a few Google Summer of Code projects dealing with bringing packages up to it.

    In the mean time Py 2.6 is very very very stable and I personally don't miss anything from Py 3.x - maybe with the exception of "native" Unicode support.  In 2.6 you have to go a bit out of your way to make Unicode work while in 3.x it is supposed to come out of the box.

    Sorry have no idea how to put a sig on here.

    You should also be aware of "gmane.comp.ide.boa-constructor.user", it is a mirror of the mail list from sourceforge, but you can read/reply off-line to it.


  • verstapp

    verstapp - 2011-06-19

    Thanks again Werner.

  • Alf

    Alf - 2011-12-12

    Hi, I am completely novice of Boa Constructor, but I installed on Ubuntu Lucid from the repository. I tried to follow the the tutorial: "Building your first application". The first steps works well, but at  "Add a status bar" I could not edit the Field Property.

    I'm not certain that all modules are installed. How can I control that?


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