Bug report #19652

missing files in QGIS 3.2.1 Bonn package for Windows 10: msvcp120.dll and msvcr120.dll

Added by Mark Wilkinson over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Assignee:Jürgen Fischer
Affected QGIS version:3.2.1 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows 10 Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:wontfix
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:27478


After a fresh install of QGIS 3.2.1 64 bit, I would attempt to launch the desktop and I would get an error message that said:

Could not load qgis_app.dll and check qgis-bin.env for correct environment paths.

The qgis_app.dll was in the qgis\bin folder and the qgis-bin.env file paths looked fine.

I broke out an old version of SystemInternals Process Monitor (available here: https://live.sysinternals.com/) and found the error message was due to a missing file called: msvcp120.dll. I did this by setting a filter to include any process that started with the string qgis, running the monitor and looking for the last 'file not found' error.

I downloaded the file from https://www.dll-files.com, dropped it in the qgis\bin folder, ran qgis again and this time it stopped because I did not have this file: msvcr120.dll

I got that file and then qgis ran!

I don't know if those files are supposed to be part of the standard Windows 10 build or not but the qgis package should either check for them or just include them. I see the files msvcp100.dll and msvcr100.dll were included.


#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

For some reason the installation of msvcrt-2013 failed on your machine. Check /var/log/setup.log or /var/log/setup.log.full (or postinstall.log) for errors.

#2 Updated by Mark Wilkinson over 4 years ago

  • Assignee set to Jürgen Fischer

I looked at the postinstall.log and I see lines where the various versions of Visual C++ Redistribution Package files (2008, 2010, 2013 and 2015) were executed then deleted. I looked in the QGIS folders and found, in addition to the msvcx100.dll files mentioned above, msvcx110.dll and msvcx140.dll files so I have no idea why the 120 versions were missed.

I should say I tried to install QGIS multiple times and got the same error message I mentioned previously which threw me off. I tried to install both the 32 bit version and the osgeo4w-setup-x86_64 networked version without success.

I suppose if the error message did not misreport the problem, the solution would have been more forthcoming.

I think this case can be closed if you agree.


#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 4 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

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