"cannot find redist dir" *solved*

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lbotrel
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"cannot find redist dir" *solved*

Post by lbotrel » 27 Sep 2016, 09:16

When i compile I get this message from the console of visual studio:

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Creating Bundle:
Cannot find redist dir: 
Executable may fail to run when moved to a different machine.
It compiles properly, then executes on my computer, but on other computers some modules (e.g. p3signalprocessing.exe) fail when the c++ redist 2012 isn't installed.
Only when I removed the USE_APPLICATION_BUNDLES, i got the message "missing msvcr11.dll" and understood the issue.

Is there any way to properly point to those redist during compilation, or should i choose the easy way and systematically install c++ redist 2012 on target computers ?

Bug report on rev5548, using visual studio express 2012 compiler x64,

Best regards,
Loic
Last edited by lbotrel on 27 Sep 2016, 12:17, edited 1 time in total.

lbotrel
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Re: "cannot find redist dir" *solved*

Post by lbotrel » 27 Sep 2016, 12:17

I just noticed the error is new because J Mellinger (nicely) added this error message one week ago in the svn.
I took a look at list_dependencies.cpp and added in the argument lookup loop

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for( int i = 1; i < argc; ++i )
{
	cerr << "arguments "<<argv[i] << endl;
	....
and it returns during compilation

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>  arguments --redist
>  arguments --add-redist-dir
>  arguments my
> arguments bci2000
>  arguments path
>  arguments with
> arguments spaces/build/vs2012x64/CMakeFiles/extlib/qt-5.3.2/win32-amd64-msvc2012/bin
>  arguments C:\BCI\dev\my BCI2000 path with spaces\build\vs2012x64\CMakeFiles\core\Tools\cmdline\Release\ExpressionFilter.exe
So, the fix is to use a path without whitespaces (confirmed working)

pbrunner
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Re: "cannot find redist dir" *solved*

Post by pbrunner » 27 Sep 2016, 13:49

Loic,

you can actually inspect the bundled executable by renaming it to a .zip extension. You should see the msvcr11.dll in this zip archive. Alternatively the post-compiling step should copy the msvcr11.dll into the prog directory if the app bundling is disabled. If I correctly understand, in your case this is not the case for both cases and you have tracked this down to a white space. Can you confirm this and specify the path that has a white space?

Regards, Peter

lbotrel
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Re: "cannot find redist dir" *solved*

Post by lbotrel » 28 Sep 2016, 04:42

Thanks for the very quick answer Peter,

maybe i've been a bit too deep into the details without giving the simple picture.
After breaking down the argument parsing in list_dependencies.cpp, i found there was a mishandling due to whitespaces in my BCI2000 root

Using the code in my last post (argument print loop), the automatically generated line

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--redist --add-redist-dir my bci2000 path withspaces/build/vs2012x64/CMakeFiles/extlib/qt-5.3.2/win32-amd64-msvc2012/bin C:\BCI\dev\my BCI2000 path with whitespaces\build\vs2012x64\CMakeFiles\core\Tools\cmdline\Release\ExpressionFilter.exe
is splitted into

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--redist 
--add-redist-dir 
my 
bci2000 
path 
with
whitespaces/build/vs2012x64/CMakeFiles/extlib/qt-5.3.2/win32-amd64-msvc2012/bin 
C:\BCI\dev\my BCI2000 path with whitespaces\build\vs2012x64\CMakeFiles\core\Tools\cmdline\Release\ExpressionFilter.exe
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I do not know exactly where the issue takes place, but I know that not using whitespaces solved my issue (and includes vcomp110.dll by renaming to .zip)

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