False negative from cygcheck python27.dll (Windows)

Henry S. Thompson ht@inf.ed.ac.uk
Thu Sep 1 14:53:00 GMT 2016

Corinna Vinschen writes:

> On Sep  1 14:39, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>> This is not new, I don't think, but I thought I'd check if it's a known
>> problem.
>> Running Cygwin 2.5.2 on Windows 10 (which just forced the Anniversary
>> update on me, various minor irritations to be overcome),
> Be glad, be *really* glad, you don't run W10 Enterprise and use a
> WSUS server for updates...


>> I see the
>> following:
>>    > cygcheck python27.dll
>>   Found: C:\WINDOWS\system32\python27.dll
>>   ...     
>>   cygcheck: track_down: could not find MSVCR90.dll
>> But not surprisingly /c/Python27/python runs just fine, and both strace
>> and depends [1] report that the MSVCR90 dependency is satisfied from
>>   C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.9247_none_08e394a1a83e212f\msvcr90.dll
>> Just a minor irritation, but I'm curious if there's an underlying
>> reason, or it's a bug.
> There's a reason and it's that WinSxS stuff.  It works with invisible
> redirections so the path itself is not in the usual DLL search path.
> We could add the WinSXS dir and all subdirs, but is it worth it?

Hmm, maybe on request (i.e. another flag) -- given that there may be
multiple subdirectories of WinSxS, knowing which one is getting used can
be of real value in tricky situations...

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