Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Win2000 Error: wireshark.exe is not a valid Win32application
From: "news.gmane.org" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 14:14:31 +0100
Found something interesting - VC redist installer was failing to install in 
Win2000 with an error which related to not having the Windows Installer 3.0 
(or 3.1) package installed, which is a requirement for the vc runtime 
redist.

I'll run up a quick test on a machine that's generating the error and 
include the installer in the wireshark installer to see if that fixes it.

believe the vcredist_x86.exe is failing with something like a 1723 error 
where a required dll is missing.


cheers

Scott


"Greg Bell" <[email protected]> wrote in 
message news:[email protected]...
This is what I get when I try and run my wireshark build on Windows 2000. It 
works fine on Windows XP and 2003. My build is based off the 0.99.6 release 
source. One thing I noticed was that when trying to install the Visual C++ 
2005 Redistributable (during the Wireshark install), it gave a "Error 1723. 
There is a problem with this Windows Installer package...". Is there any 
compatibility issues with this and Windows 2000?

Someone had this problem before, but it seems no solution was found:

[Wireshark-dev] Error: wireshark.exe is not a valied Win32 application
http://www.wireshark.org/lists/wireshark-dev/200706/msg00123.html

Also, the Windows 2000 "problems to avoid" in
http://wiki.wireshark.org/BuildingAndInstalling
I don't understand.

I'm using Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition, Platform SDK Server 2003 R2, and 
C-Runtime redistributable for Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition 
(vcredist_x86.exe) for the installer.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Greg


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