Tracking down DLL load errors in Windows ?
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Thu Oct 15 22:31:52 CEST 2009
Hi, a bit of platform-specific advice sought here... I'm trying to diagnose
one of those mysteries Windows is so fond of...
Say that I have code that imports some binary Python module from site-
packages (in this case, libpyexiv2.pyd through pyexiv2.py, could be anythng
On three Windows boxes I've tried it (XP Pro or Home, Python 2.5)
everything works fine. On a fourth, importing the module fails with a
traceback like this :
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
File "c:\python\lib\site-packages\pyexiv2.py", line 60, in <module>
ImportError: DLL load failed: This application could not start
because its configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling it might solve
I have tried long and hard to spot a meaningful difference between the
first three systems and the last, without success.
Is there any tool and/or methodology I could use to at least pinpoint the
exact DLL that libpyexiv2 is failing to load, and ideally also the reason
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