[NTG-context] Problems with the installation of the minimals on Win XP :-(

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 09:50:47 CEST 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 17:40, Florian Baudach wrote:
> I solved it, but I think in a very ugly way:
> 1. I downloaded the kpathsea60071.dll via http and copied the file to
> /context/bin

In theory that file should be in the new setup zip now, even though it
is true that these files do not get updated under windows (one cannot
"selfupdate" binaries under windows, so updating should become a
two-step process).

> 2. I downloaded also curl.exe (Don't know if it was necessary :-( )

It shouldn't be, but I have no idea what exactly/what else was going wrong.

> 3. The I got the errors: MSVCP71.DLL and MSVCR71.DLL not found

Just a question: are these two files related to Windows 7 and absent
on Windows XP? Do we need to add them to minimals then?

> 4. I searched for this files and found them fortunately on my work pc (It is
> not recommanded to download this file in the internet! )
> 5. I copied this files to /context/bin
> 6. I commented the rsync part of the installation script (Don't know if it
> was necessary ? )
> 7. Started the modified script.
> 8. ConteXt works now :-).

I cannot comment too much about the rest; my only question at the
moment is: do we need to add the two DLL files for non-windows7 users?
I added Akira to CC since he probably knows the requirements better
than I do (and I have no XP at hand).


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