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Re: Do I really need Admin Privs to install TortoiseSVN 1.3.0?

From: Will Dean <svn_at_indcomp.co.uk>
Date: 2006-01-16 23:34:46 CET

>If I have a moment, I will do some experiments with a test app and
>various OS's to what the score is for older OS's.

Right, I don't really know what this means, but it's a datapoint:

I used VS2005 to build a trivial dynamically linked console app,
which used MFC to display a message box.

I then put this .EXE onto two different VMWare machines - a clean
XPSP2 image and a clean Win2000 image.

In neither case would it run, because of course the run-time and MFC
dlls were missing.

I then copied, to the directory, all the files from

\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\redist\x86\Microsoft.VC80.MFC

and all the files from

\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\redist\x86\Microsoft.VC80.CRT

I put all these files into the same directory as the .EXE. (i.e. no

On both OS's, the app then ran.

Each of these two sets of DLLs contained a manifest file. If I
damaged a manifest file, then the app would not run on XP (the error
message depended on the type of damage). However, it ran fine on
Win2K regardless of the state of the manifests.

This is definitely NOT a simple recommendation that we install like
this, because there could be all sorts of SP issues which might
change this behaviour. But it is interesting, and I think it is
consistent with one way of interpreting MS's words on the subject.



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