[erlang-questions] C:\Program Files\erlx.x.x\bin - yes or no?

Simon MacMullen <>
Wed Oct 17 16:27:42 CEST 2012


Sorry to resurrect this thread but:

Would it be possible to remove the link "R15B02 Windows 64 Bit Binary 
File" (i.e. the one without the fix) on http://www.erlang.org/download.html?

Some of our users are still tripping over this, and I don't think 
there's a good reason to use that download?

Cheers, Simon

On 18/09/12 14:13, Lukas Larsson wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've found the bug, however because of the way our build procedures
> work it will take me a day to build and test the new release, hope
> that is ok.
>
> You are absolutely right about installing win64 on win32, I'll put a
> ticket in our backlog to fix that issue.
>
> Lukas
>
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Simon MacMullen <> wrote:
>> ...although there is still the installing-win64-on-win32 thing. You may very
>> well say "user error", but it would be really nice if the installer didn't
>> look like it had succeeded :-)
>>
>> Cheers, Simon
>>
>>
>> On 18/09/12 11:34, Lukas Larsson wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> The .dll should have been part of it, however when fixing something
>>> else we apparently broke this functionality. R15B01 works as it
>>> should, we'll build a new installer for R15B02 after lunch and get it
>>> to you as soon as we can.
>>>
>>> Thanks for reporting this error!
>>>
>>> Lukas
>>>
>>> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Simon MacMullen<>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 17/09/12 17:25, Lukas Larsson wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> have you tried running Install.exe manually in cmd?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "The program can't start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your
>>>> computer.
>>>> Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."
>>>>
>>>> So we have a culprit.
>>>>
>>>> I guess this is a shared library that can be installed by tons of things,
>>>> but I was installing on a brand new system. Is it possible to distribute
>>>> this library with Erlang? If not, is it possible to detect its absence in
>>>> the installer and pop up an error message telling the user to download
>>>> it?
>>>> :-)
>>>>
>>>> BTW, I also get the same symptoms installing win64 on a win32 system.
>>>> Yes,
>>>> of course you shouldn't do that, but again the failure is unobvious - you
>>>> just get a partial installation and no error message.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Cheers, Simon
>>>>
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>>
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