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Re: header issue compiling Base

From: Ivan Vučica
Subject: Re: header issue compiling Base
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:42:47 +0000

Was the binary you were trying to start in "bin"?

DLL search path on Windows: (see Standard Search Order for Desktop Applications section)

Just leaving it in "lib" won't let the app find it unless "lib" is in %PATH%.

I am not aware of a search path being embeddable into the .exe like on other platforms; safest bet is to ship the DLL right next to the executable. We might be able to hack something together for Vista+ systems and SetDefaultDllDirectories(), but it's probably not worth it.

On Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 1:10 PM Riccardo Mottola <address@hidden> wrote:


On 12/11/2017 20:15, Fred Kiefer wrote:
Version 52 had issues, By trying version 55 I was able to compile base !

However, when launching any app, I get a popup saying that "icuin55.dll is missing from your computer".

But it successfully linked without any additional flags... hmm? What could be the trick?
That sounds like the lib file needed for linking is present but the dll using when running is missing  or corrupt. 

I "fixed" the issue by copying the .dll from "lib" to "bin" and things work again. I noticed that the old 46 ICU I had had DLLs in bin.
I wonder if this is a change in ICU's build system or already back then our install was "tricked".

This means however that at least a partial update of our MSYS evironment can be planned, the tricky part will be put things together and make an installer.

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