[FWTools] Error opening OpenEv - dll permissions

Paul Mallas pmallas at rsmas.miami.edu
Tue Oct 23 12:14:13 EDT 2007

I ran FWTools as administrator.  I also removed it, reinstalled and 
re-ran  it as administrator - same problem. Very puzzling ...

Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> Paul Mallas wrote:
>> I am having a rather peculiar problem with openev on my Windows XP
>> machine - it won't open claiming there are problems with dll permissions:
>> C:\Program Files\FWTools1.3.9>openev
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>  File "C:\PROGRA~1\FWTOOL~1.9\pymod\openev.py", line 80, in ?
>>    import gviewapp
>>  File "C:\PROGRA~1\FWTOOL~1.9\pymod\gviewapp.py", line 139, in ?
>>    import gtkmissing
>>  File "C:\PROGRA~1\FWTOOL~1.9\pymod\gtkmissing.py", line 3, in ?
>>    import _gv
>> ImportError: DLL load failed: Access is denied.
>> The only problem is that the dll permissions are set to be wide open. 
>> My sys admin is baffled as well.  Anyone else ever see something like this?
> Paul,
> Try to login as Administrator and check if openev will load under this
> account. If it will load, then DLL permissions are not widely open.
> Cheers

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