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RAPPAZ Francois via par
February 12, 2019 09:46
packing Gtk2 scripts
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Hi there

Roderich, some years ago was explaining why, once the lib/auto/Glib .../Gtk2 had been hidden with renaming them in the par archive, running the exe made with pp worked for a script using Gtk2:
"Every DLL you add to the packed executable with "pp -l ..." is flatly packed in the zip in directory shlib/ARCH and unconditionally extracted in the cache area. Also the packed executable runs with the cache directory prepended to PATH. So when asked to load the glue DLL for etc, DyneLoader loads Gtk2.dll from the cache directory. That way we get rid of the second copy of the DLLs (extracted and loaded with mangled names) and inter-DLL symbol references work as expected. ┬╗

On my pc (with a new perl set up), this recipe  does not seems to work anymore. Moreover, my folders in perl/site/lib/auto/Glib, .../Gtk2  .../Pango, .../Cairo did not have  corresponding glue dll Glib.dll, Gtk2.dll and so on, even if these  Gtk2 scripts are running fine from perl  without these. So why are these dll been needed after all ?

I have found these glue dll in my c:/users/rappazf/AppData .... Folders from the unpacking of previous par archives and placed these in a separate folder c:/docs/perl_dll
I have then include these in the par archive with -link, but the exe is still crashing.

should I select others dll files from these ...lib/auto/... to be included with link ? how can I select the correct one ?

I tried to pack a 10 lines long script with using pp -x but once open, the gtk window seems to block pp. Closing the window gives the control back to pp but the resulting exe failed the same.

Thanks for any comment


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