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Groundhog day

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:51 am
by jonha4711
A new version and once again it will not install. Windows 7-64, trying to install the 32-bit version zip version. After unzipping the error I get is once again "The application was unable to start correctly. (0xc000007b)".

This time round it turns out that *some* of the required MS runtime DLLs are included in the download ZIP but not all. It can't be that difficult to produce a zip with *all* the required DLLs, can it? Just create a VirtualBox VM with a bare-bones Windows, install your zip and check whether it actually works!?

Sigh.

EDIT: Wonder of wonders, the Linux version installed and worked w/o any problem.

Re: Groundhog day

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:01 am
by anonymous_user
I have Windows 7 64-bit and tried the zipped XnViewMP 0.93 (32-bit). I had no problem with launching the program. Do you have the same issue if you use the EXE version? Have you tried deleting the zip and downloading it again?

Re: Groundhog day

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:51 pm
by jonha4711
The zip is fine. The problem is simply that the developer includes *some* MS runtime DLLs in the zip but not all that are required. As I have no system-wide version of the required files xnviewmp.exe simply refuses to start. If I copy the missing files (mostly a bunch of api-ms*.dll files) into the xnview directory it works.

Including only a subset of the required DLLs is quite careless and means that xnviewmp.exe will work on some systems (those where the DLLs are system-wide available, that's why your copy runs) but not on others like mine.

Re: Groundhog day

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:26 am
by xnview
jonha4711 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:51 pm
The zip is fine. The problem is simply that the developer includes *some* MS runtime DLLs in the zip but not all that are required. As I have no system-wide version of the required files xnviewmp.exe simply refuses to start. If I copy the missing files (mostly a bunch of api-ms*.dll files) into the xnview directory it works.
The api-ms*.dll should be present on Win 7 x64, which dll are missing?

Re: Groundhog day

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:08 am
by jonha4711
xnview wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:26 am
The api-ms*.dll should be present on Win 7 x64, which dll are missing?
No, they aren't, that's exactly my point.

These are relatively recent VC runtime libraries and they may be available if someone has explicitly installed them system-wide. I haven't.

This is the list of the needed DLLs:

Code: Select all

api-ms-win-core-console-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-debug-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-memory-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-namedpipe-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-rtlsupport-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-util-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-conio-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-environment-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-multibyte-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-private-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-process-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0.dll
**msvcp140.dll
ucrtbase.dll
**vcomp140.dll
**vcruntime140.dll
You include only the three DLLs marked **. But then you include vccorlib140.dll which is not required at all. It's all a fine mess.

Re: Groundhog day

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:47 am
by xnview
jonha4711 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:08 am
xnview wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:26 am
The api-ms*.dll should be present on Win 7 x64, which dll are missing?
No, they aren't, that's exactly my point.
do you have received my PM?

Re: Groundhog day

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:40 am
by foxyshadis
Microsoft does explicitly say that runtime dlls should never be distributed by the app anymore, and the generic Visual Studio runtime installer should be used instead. Otherwise you risk local security problems in the version that was installed (if you can even get it to run; the new registration requirements are hairy).

Re: Groundhog day

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:13 pm
by xnview
foxyshadis wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:40 am
Microsoft does explicitly say that runtime dlls should never be distributed by the app anymore, and the generic Visual Studio runtime installer should be used instead. Otherwise you risk local security problems in the version that was installed (if you can even get it to run; the new registration requirements are hairy).
There is a lot of apps that have these dlls in their folder