Mozilla build is missing msvcr71.dll

RESOLVED FIXED

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mozilla.org
MozillaBuild
RESOLVED FIXED
6 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: kaie, Unassigned)

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Description

6 years ago
Mozilla build is missing msvcr71.dll

This makes it impossible to start some of the included tools, for example "blat" the command line mailer.

I do have the file, it's also located on the Windows VM used for Mozilla building.

I tried to find an official download site from Microsoft, but failed. It appears, the old Microsot C++ .net 2003 redistributable package is no longer available. I found one pointer to a dotnetfx.exe but on modern Windows systems, the system recommends against installing of the full package, because of compatibility issue.

I propose to uploade Mozilla Build to include file msvcr71.dll - which should be legitimate. Shipping the redistributable together with built applications is what MS seems to recommend.
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Comment 1

6 years ago
msvcr71.dll

348160 bytes

sha1sum: d5502a1d00787d68f548ddeebbde1eca5e2b38ca  msvcr71.dll

md5sum: 86f1895ae8c5e8b17d99ece768a70732  msvcr71.dll
I should have this on my XP box as well, if it helps people.
Blocks: 791486
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Comment 3

6 years ago
Callek, this bug should be assigned to the person who is likely to do the next update of the mozilla-build package. Who is that?
I think this is WONTFIX at this point, agreed? Honestly, I don't know why blat is even included at this point. IIUC, its original purpose was tinderbox-related?
Flags: needinfo?(kaie)
blat is removed. I'm calling this WONTFIX. Feel free to reopen with stern objections if you feel otherwise.
No longer blocks: 791486
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(kaie)
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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Comment 6

4 years ago
agreed
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