Issues

EASY5 link error: cannot find wsock32.lib file


Issues ID    KI8008426
Status:    Published
Published date:    07/11/2013
Updated:    07/11/2014
Reported In:   Easy5 (2010.1.4 (8.2.4)) - EASY5
  Easy5 (2010 (8.2.0)) - EASY5
  Easy5 (2010 SP2 (2010.1.2)) - EASY5
  Easy5 (2010 SP3 (2010.1.3)) - EASY5
 

Known Issue

I am running EASY5 2010.x  on 64-bit Windows. I cannot compile a model using Intel Fortran.  When I look at the build log, I see the following error:

** LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'wsock32.lib'

** ** [10:27:45]: local - Errors during link phase

What's the problem?

Description

Cause:

The problem here is that even though the machine and OS are 64 bit, some of EASY5's components are still 32 bit. This requires that some 32 bit run-time libraries still be present on the machine. In this case, some of them (including the wsock32.lib file) are not on the machine (or can not be found).

Solution:

The solution here is to download the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update which can be found here:

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26347

You'll need to download the version called  "vcredist_x86.EXE" which is the 32-bit version. Even if you are running the 64-bit version of Windows, you'll still need this (the 32-bit version) since the EASY5 GUI is built on 32-bit code.

NOTE: You may need to uninstall the previous version of the  VC++ 2005 Redistributable first.

NOTE: If you are running on Windows 7, be sure to save the update to disk, then right click on the installer and select "Run as Administrator"-- otherwise the installation may not be complete.

NOTE: You should not need to reinstall EASY5.

 


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