Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#1877 closed defect (duplicate)

startup error reported by program

Reported by: x1z379v472 Owned by: grass-dev@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 6.4.3
Component: Startup Version: 6.4.3 RCs
Keywords: Cc:
CPU: x86-32 Platform: MSWindows XP


Hi. Yesterday I installed GRASS on a WIN XP service pack 3 system, and when I tried to run the program I got an error reported as follows: "Failed to start, MSCVP100.dll not found".

Not sure yet if problem is with my system or the download, so not sure if a bug or not.

Program suggested a re-install, which I did, but made no difference.

The one I installed was WinGRASS-6.4.3RC2-1-Setup.exe . I will step back and try WinGRASS-6.4.2-2-Setup.exe today and see if that fixes it, also try and get a copy of the .dll from MS and put on the computer.

Have a good day. Joe R.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by hamish, 11 years ago


MSCVP100.dll is a Microsoft library, you need to do a web search and get it from them. Technically it is a violation of the GPL for us to provide it directly- we need to test for the presence of such things and point to/launch download of them from the installer, making it clear that it's a 3rd party (MS) system library and not part of our program. So while we can't ship it as part of the main installer, we can and should make it trivial to install along side.

Note that the "visual runtime redistributable" libraries are provided by MS gratis, and OSGeo4W has an installer with them. Probably one of the build components that goes into WinGrass was built with a new version of MS's compiler which isn't provided by osgeo's zip file of dlls?

see the WinGrass release notes readme. (not sure where that has gotten to lately with the new website, but it'll be around)


comment:2 by hamish, 11 years ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

same issue as #1428. continued there...

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