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Patch manifests in the redist folder of Visual Studio 9 (2008) replacing "9.0.30729.1" with "9.0.21022.8"
#REQUIRES -Version 2.0
<#
.SYNOPSIS
Patch manifests in the redist folder of Visual Studio 9 (2008)
.DESCRIPTION
To avoid the dll hell associated with runtime libraries distribution. There are
two approaches:
(1) edit the manifest file to have "9.0.21022.8" from the "9.0.30729.XXX" that is there, you "trick"
your executable into using the newer dlls. There appears to be no ill effects from this.
The executables work, and you are using a newer version of the run time library.
(2) add -D_BIND_TO_CURRENT_VCLIBS=1 to ALL files being compiled, then all of your executable files
and dll files will refer to "9.0.30729.XXX" and you can use the redist files without any edits.
However, you have to be careful here to recompile everything with this. By default the compiler
will build for "9.0.21022.8".
This script will consider approach (1). If not already done, this script will first backup the
manifest files and then patch them.
See:
* http://www.kitware.com/blog/home/post/4
* http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8097733/how-to-distribute-c-run-time-crt-libraries
Contributions are welcome. If you would like to improve this script. Contact the original author(s)
providing your patch and a description. After testing your changes, they will be included in the
distributed version of the file and you will be acknowledged as a contributor.
Thanks
.NOTES
File Name : fix-vc9-redist-manifests.ps1
Author : Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin (jchris.fillionr@kitware.com)
Prerequisite : PowerShell V2 over Vista and upper.
Copyright 2014 - Kitware Inc.
License : Apache License, Version 2.0
.LINK
Script posted over:
https://gist.github.com/jcfr/3c7bef3f8b32f9f6ad4b
#>
# Default location for Visual Studio 9 (2008) installation
$VCINSTALLDIR='C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC'
$originalVersion="9.0.21022.8"
$updatedVersion="9.0.30729.([0-9]+)"
# Check if we have the expected credentials
# See http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2011/05/11/check-for-admin-credentials-in-a-powershell-script.aspx
If (-NOT ([Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal] [Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsInRole(`
[Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole] "Administrator"))
{
Write-Warning "You do not have Administrator rights to run this script!`nPlease re-run this script as an Administrator!"
Break
}
# TODO This script could be generalized to automatically walk all subdirectories of "$VCINSTALLDIR\redist" and
# patch the associated *.manifest files.
# Loop over most common architectures
foreach ($arch in "x86","amd64")
{
Write-Host ("###############################################################################")
Write-Host "Patching architecture $arch"
Write-Host ("###############################################################################")
# Loop over known type of libraries
foreach ($library in "ATL", "CRT", "MFC", "MFCLOC", "OPENMP")
{
Write-Host ("-------------------------------------------------------------------------------")
$src = Join-Path $VCINSTALLDIR ("redist\$arch\Microsoft.VC90.{0}\Microsoft.VC90.{0}.manifest" -f $library)
$dest = $src + ".backup"
if (Test-Path $src)
{
$srcfile = Get-ChildItem $src
if (Test-Path $dest)
{
$destfile = Get-ChildItem $dest
Write-Warning ("Skipping copy of [{0}.] File [{1}] already exists." -f $srcfile.Name, $destfile.Name)
}
else
{
Write-Host ("Copying [{0}] into [{0}.backup]" -f $srcfile.Name, $srcfile.Name)
Copy-Item -Path $src -Destination $dest
}
$content = Get-Content $src
# Patch the file only if needed
if ($content | Select-String -pattern $originalVersion)
{
Write-Warning ("Patching [{0}] - already done" -f $srcfile.Name)
}
else
{
$content = $content -replace $updatedVersion, $originalVersion
# Writing updated string to disk
$content | Out-File $src -Encoding "UTF8"
if (Get-Content $src | Select-String -pattern $originalVersion)
{
Write-Host ("Patching [{0}] - done" -f $srcfile.Name)
}
else
{
Write-Error ("Patching [{0}] - FAILED" -f $srcfile.Name)
}
}
}
else
{
Write-Host ("No manifest associated with [{0}] and [{1}]" -f $arch, $library)
}
}
}
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jcfr commented Jul 29, 2014

To execute this script:

  1. Start a command line terminal as administrator
  2. Copy and execute this line @powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Command "iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://gist.githubusercontent.com/jcfr/3c7bef3f8b32f9f6ad4b/raw/42cfaf69e2a7c802e1723529dc47079cc5695a15/fix-vc9-redist-manifests.ps1'))"

ChangeLog:

  • 2014-07-29 - Ensure updated manifest is written using UTF8 encoding
  • 2014-07-29 - Fix typo in description. Thanks Ben Boeckel
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pieper commented Jul 29, 2014

Nice!

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