Compile Firefox Installer - MSVCR120.dll missing??

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Post Posted October 2nd, 2015, 2:16 am

I figure compiling the installer would be pretty simple, but i'm getting library missing problems. I'm on windows x64 and tried compiling with these flags:

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mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/obj-dev
ac_add_options --enable-optimize=-O2
ac_add_options --enable-installer
#ac_add_options --enable-application=browser
#ac_add_options --enable-optimize
#ac_add_options --enable-update-packaging
#ac_add_options --enable-update-channel=release
#ac_add_options --enable-release
#ac_add_options --enable-crashreporter
#ac_add_options --enable-debug
#ac_add_options --enable-official-branding
#ac_add_options --disable-optimize
#ac_add_options --disable-gamepad
#ac_add_options --disable-tests
#ac_add_options --disable-accessibility
#ac_add_options --disable-update-channel
#ac_add_options --disable-crashreporter

After attempting to use the installer on a windows 7 vm from : D:\firefox-source\obj-dev\dist\install\sea\firefox-44.0a1.en-US.win32.installer.exe

i execute firefox and get this error:
From the machine i compile it runs fine.

can anyone help with this? thanks.


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Post Posted January 14th, 2016, 7:30 am

It's going to be two files that are missing.
msvcr120.dll & also msvcp120.dll.

FF packages them in their builds.

I have seen third party builds that have not.

Now how to tell FF to include them, I'd have no idea.
Also, possible you would not run into the situation had you had happened to have the needed Visual C++ dll's installed systemwide - but not everyone does.
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Post Posted January 14th, 2016, 7:35 am

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