Re: [R] error message %1 is not a valid Win32 application.

From: sivan aldor <sivan.aldor_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 09:16:32 -0400

thank you.
On my friends computer I did get a popup message regarding matlab which made sense (since he does not have matlab installed). I will check out the "Dependency Walker".
Sivan

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 2:12 AM, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>wrote:

> On Thu, 26 May 2011, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>
> On 11-05-26 9:11 PM, sivan aldor wrote:
>>
>>> I ran the exact command this morning on a friend's computer which is
>>> 32bit and it worked!
>>> I am now running it from a different computer. As far as I can tell the
>>> only difference is that his OS is VISTA and mine is Windows 7. Can that
>>> really be the problem?!?!
>>>
>>
>> What makes you think the file got copied properly to the different
>> computer?
>>
>> By the way, I've looked at the code, and it doesn't appear to be worth the
>> trouble to replace that %1, because dyn.load() is platform-neutral, while
>> the message only has that format in Windows. The full error message (which
>> it would have helped if you'd shown) is something like:
>>
>> unable to load shared object 'D:/stuff/junk.dll':
>> LoadLibrary failure: %1 is not a valid Win32 application.
>>
>> The %1 is just the file listed on the previous line.
>>
>
> Usually Microsoft gives more information in a popup. But we cannot be held
> responsible for Microsoft's arcane error messages. Note that they give
> that message not only if junk.dll cannot be loaded, but also if some DLL on
> which junk.dll depends cannot be loaded. As I said, in XP or later (but not
> 2000) there should be a popup message box with the details.
>
> It this works on 32-bit R on one computer and not another, the most likely
> explanation is that a dependent DLL is missing. We recommend
> 'Dependency Walker' (www.dependencywalker.com) for a GUI-based program to
> examine such issues.
>
>
>> Duncan Murdoch
>>
>>
>>> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 9:05 PM, Duncan Murdoch
>>> <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com <mailto:murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 11-05-26 8:42 PM, sivan aldor wrote:
>>>
>>> The only command I am using is
>>> dyn.load("dbsvls.dll")
>>>
>>>
>>> Okay, I get the error message you showed if I try to load something
>>> that really isn't a valid Win32 dll, and I don't get it when I load
>>> a valid one. (I'm not sure if I can fix it to replace the %1 with
>>> the filename; I'll look into that.) How do you know your dbsvls.dll
>>> really is valid?
>>>
>>> Duncan Murdoch
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 8:41 PM, Duncan Murdoch
>>> <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com <mailto:murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>
>>> <mailto:murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com
>>> <mailto:murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> On 11-05-26 4:53 PM, sivan aldor wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Everyone,
>>> I am trying to work with a routine that is from the IMSL
>>> called
>>> BSVLS. I
>>> have the file as a .dll file.
>>> I have been trying to call the routine using the dyn.load
>>> function. I am
>>> working on a 32-bit windows 7 OS with 3 GB. For some
>>> reason i
>>> still keep
>>> getting the error message
>>>
>>> LoadLibrary %1 is not a valid Win32 application
>>>
>>> I looked at previous posting and they were all related
>>> to people
>>> trying to
>>> run dll files that was created under 64bit and not under
>>> 32bit.
>>> But I am
>>> running it on the correct settings.
>>>
>>> I have placed the .dll file in the BIN folder so R can
>>> find it.
>>>
>>> Any thoughts? ideas on how I should handle this?
>>>
>>>
>>> Why don't you tell us what you did?
>>>
>>> Duncan Murdoch
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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