SP Upgrade to V3 removes .dll

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at osu.edu
Thu May 30 11:54:07 EDT 2019

On 5/30/19, 11:45 AM, "users on behalf of DGone" <users-bounces at shibboleth.net on behalf of dawggone at zoho.com> wrote:

> Why does the SP3 upgrade remove this .dll and is there a way to manually upgrade and avoid this step?

No. The upgrade removed it because it was installed by a merge module that's part of the original V2 installer and since nothing else had installed it, Windows treated the uninstall as a remove. Your other package would have to be broken and not following the installer rules and properly causing the reference count to be bumped for that component when it installs so Windows knows when it can and can't remove the DLL.

> fwiw, I do recognize the .dll in question should only be needed for debug, however I am trying to find the most
> expedient path to get to v3 first and can then address the way that service is being used/run.....I hope.

That's also true. We used to install the debug build, and that included the MSVC runtime, which technically isn't supposed to be installed by us, but the fact that any other software would depend on it is a pretty weird thing to do. But if they depend on it, they need to include it and do that properly.

-- Scott

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