Again talking about the superbuild I am working with, now still with MSVC2013, PV 5.5.0 and adapted Qt5.9.1, and working with Python 2.7.
The superbuild goes through, but during the packaging I am getting the following message:
Failed to install pvdataserver:
RuntimeError: Unable to find the api-ms-win-core-rtlsupport-l1-1-0.dll library from […]
For me this looks like some Windows and/or MSC version issue, and the one thing that I really find is the fact that Python does not really look like being compiled with the same toolset that I am otherwise using:
The installed system Python tells the following on starting the console:
Python 2.7.15 (v2.7.15:ca079a3ea3, Apr 30 2018, 16:30:26) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
Also there is a newly compiled Python in my superbuild which tells me the following on startup:
Python 2.7.3 (default, Feb 14 2017, 14:49:11) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
What bothers me most is the fact that MSC v.1500 must be according to Wikipedia:
MSVC++ 9.0 _MSC_VER 1500 (Visual Studio 2008 version 9.0)
What I would rather expect with my actual MSVC would be version 1800!
Is this a known problem? In any case it looks weird for me that I find that “old” version of Python in the folder where I would expect the newly compiled stuff from the superbuild:
(Although strange enough: this python.exe has a date/time stamp of 14/02/2017 - not really the time when my superbuild was running…
On the other hand: My initial error message did not tell me anything about Python, but about the pvdataserver…