[gdal-dev] GDAL 1.6.0 DLL Hell problem on Windows Vista?

Clay, Bruce bclay at ball.com
Tue Dec 16 14:39:50 EST 2008

  What is the secret to getting GDAL to build this way?  I have Visual
Studio 2005 and have not been able to get it to run.  The zip file you
posted works fine on my system (Vista 64 Bit) but it does not include
the csharp files so I have to build.

I have tried building with the makefile.vc file and with the solution
In both cases it compiles fine but won't run.  I get an error popup when
I try to run ogrinfo that says

 "An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library
without using a manifest.  This is an unsupported way to load Visual
Studio C++ libraries" etc.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:gdal-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Frank Warmerdam
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 7:42 PM
To: Jason Roberts
Cc: gdal-dev at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [gdal-dev] GDAL 1.6.0 DLL Hell problem on Windows Vista?

Jason Roberts wrote:
> Phil,
> Thanks for the suggestion. I suspect it will work. My XP SP3 machine
> VC90 entries in C:\Windows\WinSxS, while my Vista SP1 machine does
> But if GDAL requires the user to install the VC++ redistributable
first, why
> is GDAL redisting the DLLs (e.g. msvcr90.dll) in the GDAL\bin
directory? I
> suspect the intent was to override sxs in the build process, or
specify a
> publisher policy, or something, so that the user does not have to
> the redistributable themselves. The idea being that GDAL would work
> old-school, pre-sxs applications, where you just have to have the
right DLL
> versions in the same directory as your .exe.
> Was that not the intent? Are users indeed expected to install that
> redistributable first?


My fault.  The package includes the required VC9 DLLs, but I neglected
to include the manifest for them (Microsoft.VC90.CRT.manifest).  I
have repackaged the kit with that manifest, and I'd appreciate your


Best regards,
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