[cvsnt] Re: Conrtol Panel will not open

Anthony Williams anthony_w.geo at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 11 17:25:09 BST 2005

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Tony Hoyle <tony.hoyle at march-hare.com> writes:

> Anthony Williams wrote:
>> You could still modify the DLL names, or load them at runtime from the CVSNT
>> install dir. The problem only manifests with the control panel applet, since
>> it is a DLL loaded into another process; the main EXE always finds the correct
>> versions of the DLLs it needs, since the directory containing the EXE is
>> searched before the path.
> The openssl lib is renamed, but that's because it passes FILE* objects
> around, which means it needs to be compiled using the same compiler that the
> calling application is using otherwise it falls over.  OTOH I'm leaning
> towards using the internal Win32 SSL (Schannel) in the future so that
> sserver works more seamlessly (SSPI can already use schannel if it's
> configured).
> Iconv and Expat shouldn't have that issue, since they just pass pointers to
> text around mostly (except for cygwin versions - WinCVS was hit by that
> problem re. tcl.dll... they're not binary compatible with the win32 versions
> even though they have the same name).
> If you have a non-cygwin iconv that's causing problems it'd be interesting
> to see what the problem actually is with it, since there's nothing special
> about the cvsnt one other than being recompiled in visual studio for
> efficiency (the same goes for expat really.. it's only in the source tree as
> it's a required component for the Unix installs).

The problem with expat.dll is the names of the exports. In one version they're
mangled like @some_function at 4, in the other, they're not (just exported as
some_function). I forget which version does which.

Anthony Williams
Software Developer
Just Software Solutions Ltd

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