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Re: DLL hell with Latest Tortoise Release Version

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-07 08:25:59 CET

On 2/7/06, Luke Hudson <lingo@paradise.net.nz> wrote:
> Hi there. I have used TortoiseSVN for a while - it's great!
> Unfortunately, I've found a problem on my machine with the 1.3.1 release.
> After installing it, TortoiseSVN works fine, but many other programs do
> not. The particular problem is msvcr80.dll, which is installed into the
> %WINDIR%\system32 directory by Tortoise's installer. After install,
> many programs report that the entry point _encode_pointer cannot be
> found in this dll.

When you say "many other programs", how many? Which ones?

> Presumably, it's a dll version problem, and may be something to do with
> the DLL search path on my machine. However, everything works fine until
> I install 1.3.1, and the problem can be fixed by using the old version.
> I'm running Win2000 Professional, with the .NET Framework 2.0 Beta
> installed. Before install, I found msvcr80.dll installed in the dir:
> "C:\WINNT\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.40607"

Remove the beta!

> I'd certainly love to use the new version - can anyone tell me what's
> going on here?

If you have a dll mismatch, it's not the fault of TSVN. TSVN is
shipped with the official version of those dll's, and those dll's are
directly from MS. We even use their own merge module to install them.


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Received on Tue Feb 7 08:26:09 2006

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