Date: Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: Crash in bitcoin 0.1.0
OK, thanks. The one in bitcoin-0.1.1-exe-dbg.rar is the same build as in bitcoin-0.1.1.rar.
I forgot, when you build debug on MSVC, it uses the debug versions of the runtime DLLs, which aren’t included with Windows distributions. Actually, MSVC 6.0’s runtime (MSVC60.DLL) is the last version that shipped preinstalled on Windows, which is why the continued interest in that ancient version of the compiler. Later Visual C versions can’t create a standalone EXE that doesn’t require additional runtime packages installed.
I can’t use MSVC 6.0 for the release because its optimization of the SHA-256 routines is too slow. I’ve attached a copy of the debug runtime DLLs. (They’re redistributable)
>Hi Satoshi – The version with the .pdb file did not run for me, I got
>an error about MSVCP60D.DLL not being found. I imagine this is due to >the version incompatibility you were worried about.
>The next version, that deleted the questionable line of code and >turned off optimization, seems to run fine for me. So the problem may >be related to that bit.