[Python-Dev] Windows XP dependency in Python release?
David Abrahams" <email@example.com
Tue, 21 May 2002 12:40:39 -0400
Hi, this just showed up on the C++-sig. Somehow I can't believe it's the
first we've heard of it, but I thought I'd post a heads-up just in case.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Achim Domma" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> > Behalf Of David Abrahams
> > Achim wrote:
> > > I have a very strang problem with boost.python V1 and V2: On Win2K I
> > build
> > > two extensions with boost.python, one with V1 and one with V2. Both
> > compile
> > > without problems, but fail to load. The problem is a missing dll
> > > 'apphelp.dll' which is only available on WinXP. According to
> > > 'depends' utility the dll is neede by python22.dll, but my python
> > > without problems.
> > > Has anybody an idea ? I compiled working extensions some days befor,
> > on
> > > this computer!?
> > very strange. I'm developing on XP without any trouble. My apphelp.dll
> > lives in c:\Windows\System32. Perhaps you deleted yours, or you
> > removed the
> > directory from your PATH?
> No, I develop on Win2K and don't have an XP installation. But apphelp.dll
> XP specific, so I don't know how the dependency comes to my computer.
> Searching on groups.google.com I found lots of posts from php-people
> the same problem.
> I just used 'depends' on python22.dll (from ActiveState and from
> python.org). Both version depend on apphelp.dll. Don't know why the
> only arises when I try to load my extensions. Later I will try to compile
> version on my own.