[ms4w-users] Mapserver broken? ms4w 1.5.2

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed May 10 11:58:29 EDT 2006

Daniel Morissette wrote:
> Jeff McKenna wrote:
>> As a side note, while looking into that problem, I discovered that 
>> what seemed like 'older' windows machines always lacked 2 dll files - 
>> msvcp71.dll and msvcr71.dll.  My understanding now is that these are 
>> the microsoft runtime libraries required, and are part of the .NET 
>> v1.1 framework package.  These 2 dlls are now included in ms4w 1.5.3, 
>> in the /Apache/cgi-bin/ folder, in case the machine you are using does 
>> not have these files.
> Is it really a good idea to includes these DLLs in the default MS4W 
> package?
> My fear is that on systems where those DLLs are present, they may have 
> been updated to a more recent version by Windows Update (or some other 
> Microsoft software install) and the older MS4W copy of the DLLs would be 
> used instead. Probably not a huge deal, but that defeats the purpose of 
> DLLs.


Short of making folks jump through hoops to fetch these DLLs I'm not sure
what else can be done.  I redistribute them in FWTools and other binary
packages I build.

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