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Re: IMPORTANT: Notice To Post For cURL Users

From: Alain Samoun <>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 08:27:39 -0700

PHP4.05 apparently has a lot of problems with win32, try previous version

On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 08:07:53AM +0200, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Sun, 13 May 2001, F Laborde wrote:
> > Using the precompiled win32 PHP4.05 package, whenever one tries to use
> > the cURL extension, the system indicates it can't find MSVCR70.DLL...
> Ah, ok. So the problem is not with curl, it is with the precompiled PHP
> package for win32.
> I figure this warnings message ought to be included in that archive then. We
> don't offer any such packages from the curl project or the curl web site.
> The win32 packages we offer from our web site all work without that
> workaround.
> > I am guessing (but please correct me if I'm wrong) that apache/php asks
> > for this DLL because the binary was compiled with a newer version of
> > Visual Studios (version 7.0? .NET? ) that comes with this DLL -- and so
> > if we don't have a newer Microsoft product that would install this DLL,
> > we'll have to work around it. Ideal solution: compile the win32 version
> > with an older visual studios (6.0?) that shouldn't claim to need this
> > DLL.
> I don't have any knowledge in this area to fill you in with any details. I
> blindly trust you on this.
> > *However* in the meantime, the work around (that appears to be fully
> > working for me) is to copy the msvcrt.dll into the requested missing DLL
> > (msvcf70.dll) -- then apache + php 4.05 will load with teh cURL extension
> > no problem.
> Thanks for telling us about these findings. If you know who's providing that
> binary win32 package, it would be really swell of you to send a similar note
> to him/her/them.
> [As this is not really related to anything we provide or offer, this note is
> "only" a news item on the curl web site right now.]
> --
> Daniel Stenberg -- curl project maintainer --
Received on 2001-05-14