using msvc2010 as a compiler

Cristian Oneţ onet.cristian at
Wed Nov 10 08:51:49 CET 2010

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 9:45 AM, Christian Ehrlicher
<Ch.Ehrlicher at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Yesterday was trying to rebuild my KDE on Windows sandbox since I've
>> changed my virtual machine from an XP with msvc2008 to a Windows 7
>> with msvc2010. At first I was getting a link error while building
>> strigi. Fixed that by installing win_iconv explicitly (wrong
>> dependency). Then kdelibs built just fine until the documentation
>> generation step. That was when xmlint.exe and meinproc4.exe crashed
>> with and access violation error.
>> I'm suspecting that this is happening because I have mixed msvc2008
>> binaries (that came from win32libs-bin) with msvc2010 binaries (that I
>> compiled and linked against the msvc2008 binaries). I'm trying to
>> prove this by using EMERGE_SOURCEONLY=True and unmerging all
>> win32libs-bin packages. This will take a while on my virtual machine
>> so I though I start a discussion about this since maybe someone knows
>> more and can confirm/infirm what I've just said. Debugging the exes
>> showed that the crash was somewhere in the exe initialization code for
>> xmlint and when accessing libmxml2 in case of meinproc4.
>> AFAIK msvc2010 has a new standard libs implementation so I don't know
>> how much binary compatibility is between the two compilers. Plus I saw
>> yesterday on IRC that someone else was having the same problem
>> (xmlit.exe crashing).
>> Any ideas?
> It works fine with source-only pakets on my system.

Then shouldn't EMERGE_SOURCEONLY=True be the default? At least when
the compiler is different from msvc2008 and mingw4 (for these
compilers the bin packages are available).


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