#1206 ooRexx 4.1.3 binary executables for Win32 x86 will not run on Windows 2000


Deploying a Software Distribution package of ooRexx 4.1.3 x86 to a Windows 2000 computer results in Windows 2000 stating that the files are not valid Win32 files. I built the package on a Windows XP x86 machine, so know for certain that I was dealing with the correct architecture version of ooRexx 4.1.3. The Software Distribution package successfully runs on Windows XP - I got most systems I am responsible for updated today.

Deploying a Software Distribution package of ooRexx 4.1.2 x86 to the same Windows 2000 computer is successful.

I am hoping that some update / change to the Windows compiler used to build the new ooRexx 4.1.3 version is the source of the trouble.


  • Mark Miesfeld

    Mark Miesfeld - 2013-11-06

    Under the files section for ooRexx 4.1.3:


    is the file labeled ooRexx-4.1.3.windowsW2K.x86_32.exe

    Please try that version and let me know if it runs on Win 2K.

  • Mark Miesfeld

    Mark Miesfeld - 2013-11-06
    • assigned_to: Mark Miesfeld
  • mdlueck

    mdlueck - 2013-11-06

    I will allow ooRexx 4.1.3 on Windows 2000 to speak for itself...

    U:>cd Distrib\Win2K\Packages\Apps\IBM\ObjREXX


    U:\Distrib\Win2K\Packages\Apps\IBM\ObjREXX>net start rxapi
    The RXAPI service is starting.
    The RXAPI service was started successfully.

    U:\Distrib\Win2K\Packages\Apps\IBM\ObjREXX>rexx -v
    Open Object Rexx Version 4.1.3
    Build date: Jul 5 2013
    Addressing Mode: 32

    Copyright (c) IBM Corporation 1995, 2004.
    Copyright (c) RexxLA 2005-2012.
    All Rights Reserved.
    This program and the accompanying materials are made available under
    the terms of the Common Public License v1.0 which accompanies this
    distribution or at

    REXX-ooRexx_4.1.3(MT) 6.03 5 Jul 2013
    rexxtry.rex lets you interactively try REXX statements.
    Each string is executed when you hit Enter.
    Enter 'call tell' for a description of the features.
    Go on - try a few... Enter 'exit' to end.
    say 'It works! Thank you, Mark! :-)'
    It works! Thank you, Mark! :-)
    ........................................... rexxtry.rex on WindowsNT
    exit 0

  • Mark Miesfeld

    Mark Miesfeld - 2013-11-16
    • status: open --> closed
    • Pending work items: none --> complete
    • Group: None --> 4.1.3


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