I'm using Windows 7 and MSVC++ 2008 Express Edition (without ATL). I built a debug build from mozilla-central, went to the objdir, and typed "make buildsymbols". It gave me an error message, "zip error: Nothing to do!". ... Processing file: .\xpcom\windbgdlg\windbgdlg.pdb echo packing symbols packing symbols c:/Users/jruderman/mozilla-central/objdir-ff-debug/config/nsinstall.exe -D ./dist/ cd ./dist/crashreporter-symbols && \ zip -r9D "../firefox-4.0b2pre.en-US.win32.crashreporter-symbols-full.zip" . adding: firefox-4.0b2pre-WINNT-20100628223600-symbols.txt (152 bytes security) (stored 0%) cd ./dist/crashreporter-symbols && \ zip -r9D "../firefox-4.0b2pre.en-US.win32.crashreporter-symbols.zip" . -i "*.sym" zip error: Nothing to do! (../firefox-4.0b2pre.en-US.win32.crashreporter-symbols.zip) make: *** [buildsymbols] Error 12
sounds like: http://code.google.com/p/airbag/issues/detail?id=114
Try manually running $srcdir/toolkit/crashreporter/tools/win32/dump_syms.exe on a PDB from your objdir, and see what output it produces.
jruderman@JRUDERMAN-XPS ~/mozilla-central/objdir-ff-debug/xpcom/tests $ ../../../toolkit/crashreporter/tools/win32/dump_syms.exe showalignments.pdb CoCreateInstance CLSID_DiaSource failed (msdia80.dll unregistered?) Open failed
I tried with an opt build and still got "zip error: Nothing to do" :(
Ah, yeah. So, the prebuilt dump_syms.exe in the tree uses MSDIA80, which comes with VC 2005. If you don't have VC 2005 Pro installed, it won't work.
Clarifying summary. I sent Jesse a dump_syms.exe built with VC 2008, and it worked for him, so the solution is probably just to add binaries for that (and VC 2010) to the tree and select the right one via configure.
Summary: "make buildsymbols" doesn't work for me on Windows: "zip error: Nothing to do!" → "make buildsymbols" doesn't work on systems without Visual C++ 2005 installed
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=32BC1BEE-A3F9-4C13-9C99-220B62A191EE&displaylang=en is the redist ted: we should also add some error handling/reporting so we can recognize this problem
I don't think the redist contains the MSDIA DLLs (but I could be wrong).
Comment on attachment 476853 [details] [diff] [review] add a VC9-built dump_syms.exe, choose dump_syms based on compiler version This just renames the existing dump_syms binary, adds one built with VC9, and chooses the right one based on the compiler you're using.
Attachment #476853 - Flags: review?(mitchell.field)
Assignee: nobody → ted.mielczarek
Attachment #476853 - Flags: review?(mitchell.field) → review+
Comment on attachment 476853 [details] [diff] [review] add a VC9-built dump_syms.exe, choose dump_syms based on compiler version Pretty trivial patch, might fix the Win64 build symbols.
Attachment #476853 - Flags: approval2.0?
maybe we should update https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Building_Firefox_with_Debug_Symbols#Breakpad_symbol_files till this problem is fixed
Comment on attachment 476853 [details] [diff] [review] add a VC9-built dump_syms.exe, choose dump_syms based on compiler version Approved.
Attachment #476853 - Flags: approval2.0? → approval2.0+
ted: can you push this, thanks!
Pushed to m-c: http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/4553b507e03a I also filed bug 623183, which might be a better solution for the future.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla2.0b9
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