[Python-bugs-list] [Bug #114846] python20_d.dll missing

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Wed, 20 Sep 2000 06:21:21 -0700

Bug #114846, was updated on 2000-Sep-19 19:04
Here is a current snapshot of the bug.

Project: Python
Category: Windows
Status: Closed
Resolution: Wont Fix
Bug Group: Platform-specific
Priority: 5
Summary: python20_d.dll missing

Details: The file python20_d.dll is missing from the
win32-binary distribution.
side note: in python 1.5 this could be worked around
by linking to python15.lib manually. In 1.6 & 2.0 this
work around does not work.
(this is of course when python is embedded into a win32


Date: 2000-Sep-19 23:41
By: tim_one

Guido, I assigned this to you just to get your attention:  what do you think?  (MarkH, if you're listening, you too!)

C:\Code\python\dist\src\PCbuild>dir py*.dll

PYTHON20 DLL       692,285  09-19-00 10:14p python20.dll
PYTHON~1 DLL     1,138,751  09-19-00 10:14p python20_d.dll
         2 file(s)      1,831,036 bytes
         0 dir(s)        2,554.24 MB free


The debug DLL is a megabyte now, and I personally don't want to bloat the installer with it given that not one user in 1,000 will have any use for it.  Perhaps we could make it available as a separate download for experts?


Date: 2000-Sep-20 06:21
By: gvanrossum

Sorry, I won't fix this. The debug DLL is huge, and you'd need more than just python20_d.dll -- you'd need the _d.pyd version of all the extension modules. This would just be a waste of installer size.

If you have a need for the debug DLLs, you should download the sources and rebuild with debug mode from source. After all you must be debugging something so you must already be using VC++ so rebuilding won't be a problem; see PCbuild/readme.txt for elaborate instructions.

For detailed info, follow this link: