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Subject: Re: [boost] [config] Changes to reflect Visual C++ "15" preview 5
From: alanbirtles2 (alan.birtles_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-10-19 11:37:18

Billy O'Neal (VC LIBS) wrote
> Hmm... I looked at the internal copy of that bug and it says resolved as
> "fixed", but I don't see any changes that actually fix it. :/ If you see
> it continuing to happen with the Preview 5 redist, please let us know. My
> understanding is that things are intended to work on each of our supported
> target platforms if the target machine at least has the current service
> pack installed. (For example, Windows XP SP2 is not supported, only SP3)

Yes the preview 5 redist fails to install in the same way on a clean copy of
Windows 8.1, at a minimum it would be nice if the installer detected the
missing updates and then directed the user to install them rather than
failing with the cryptic "0x80240017 - Unspecified error"

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