win32 nightly build broken
warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Sep 22 09:39:40 EDT 2010
Christian Stimming <stimming at tuhh.de> writes:
> Am Tuesday 21 September 2010 schrieb Derek Atkins:
>> FYI, I noticed this morning that the build didn't complete. It was
>> (again) a failure in xsltproc. Amusingly there were two builds, and
>> both failed in the same place in the same way, so perhaps there is a bug
>> in our documentation that is tickling a bug in xsltproc on Windows?
> FTR: This wasn't any error in our source code or documentation text. Instead,
> it was the classical win32 DLL hell: The xsltproc.exe we were using had a
> dependency on iconv.dll and zlib.dll. By chance before the version upgrade
> those DLLs were provided in the gnome packages in the more-or-less correct
> version. *After* the gnome version upgrade those DLLs as provided by gnome
> were newer versions than what xsltproc.exe wanted to have, so it crashed upon
> start-up. This could be found out by running depends.exe on xsltproc.exe and
> observing the errors at those DLLs. The error was resolved by installing the
> suitable iconv.dll and zlib.dll solely for xsltproc.exe in the directory of
> that binary, so that the exe picks up those DLLs first. Error resolved.
> There is now a new win32 build avaiable.
Thank you for tracking it down, and thank you for the explanation.
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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