Bug report #3861

QGis cannot be started

Added by robertzederik - almost 13 years ago. Updated almost 13 years ago.

Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:13919


I've installed QGis on my windows XP machine, however when trying to startup, I get the following error message:

Entrypoint not found procedure TIFFMErgeFieldInfo for DLL libtiff.dll

Any idea how to fix this? I've tried reinstalling several times, even using CCleaner to fix the registry etc..


#1 Updated by Even Rouault almost 13 years ago

This could perhaps be related with http://trac.osgeo.org/geotiff/ticket/39#comment:1 if your libtiff.dll was generated in the short period where TIFFMergeFieldInfo has bee n removed before being reintroduced ?

#2 Updated by robertzederik - almost 13 years ago

Possibly... Any idea how I can fix this?

#3 Updated by Even Rouault almost 13 years ago

Well, contact the entity that has provided you with those binaries... (not me ;-))

#4 Updated by peppo - almost 13 years ago

Replying to [comment:2 robertzederik]:

Possibly... Any idea how I can fix this?

This sounds to me like a conflict of several versions of libtiff.dll. You can try to resolve this by the following:
check if there is a libtiff.dll in your windows/system32 folder
if there is one rename it to libtiff.dll.bak
copy the libtiff.dll from the qgis install dir to windows/system32
this possibly affects other programs which need the (older/different) version of libtiff.dll, in this case you have to reverse your actions.

I heared, this is called the windows dll hell.

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 13 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No
  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Assignee deleted (nobody -)

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