[OpenAFS] Windows 2000 and the 1.6 release problem

Mag. Mike B. Kerber michael.kerber@univie.ac.at
Tue, 13 Sep 2011 18:52:36 +0200

Ok we have been running OpenAFS with version 1.5.7800 without problems.
After the mail indicating problems with the 1.6 release, i gave it a try
and also found that windows declared afsd_service as an invalid Win32 app.
Possible cause is that the executable was build using visual studio 2010.
The latter is using newer functions from the kernel only available in
windows xp sp2+ so that the compiler marks the executable as
operating system version 5.01 and subsystem version 5.01.
The problem in that case would be that even if the versions are
corrected (can be done) the executable is indeed missing a function.

Now i was wondering if the latest release of openafs was done with
Visualstudio 2010, if that is the case rebuild with VS2008 would most
likely fix the binaries thus fixing the problem.
If that is not the case i could do some investigation if it is of any help.

best wishes