[New-bugs-announce] [issue7549] 2.6.4 Win32 linked to debug DLLs?

John Wells report at bugs.python.org
Sun Dec 20 01:05:23 CET 2009

New submission from John Wells <johnx.ca at gmail.com>:

I installed 2.6.4 x86 on Win7 x64. My Python app runs fine, but I get
daily errors in the event app log:

SOURCE: SideBySide
MESSAGE: Activation context generation failed for
"C:\WinUtils\Python26\Lib\distutils\command\wininst-8_d.exe". Dependent
could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis. 

I'm not a developer, but Google suggests to me that the reference to
"Microsoft.VC80.DebugCRT" indicates that some part of Python 2.6.4 was
linked to the debug version of the VC++ 2005 DLLs. Apparently this
shouldn't have been done, since the debug DLLs can't be redistributed.

Or is there some other fix for this?

components: Windows
messages: 96655
nosy: jw113
severity: normal
status: open
title: 2.6.4 Win32 linked to debug DLLs?
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.6

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