[Users] Windows Installer, rebuild necessary because of NSIS improvement?

Andrej Kacian andrej at kacian.sk
Tue Dec 22 20:42:02 CET 2015

On Mon, 7 Dec 2015 14:53:29 +0100
Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at intevation.de> wrote:

> > yes, I have noticed the advisory, but did not yet have the time to look
> > into it in detail. I actually planned to do it this weekend. So far, I
> > have the impression that we will need to:
> >
> > 1. Use an updated NSIS to build our next win32 release. The packages
> > in Intevation's apt repository seem to work fine on Debian Stretch.  
> Yes.
> > 2. Strongly suggest to our users that they should be careful about
> > the directory they run the installer from.  
> Yes, always execute an installer in a fresh clean directory where it is the 
> only file.
> > Is there anything else? I am not well-versed in how Windows handles
> > DLLs, and some of the discussion on NSIS bug tracker went right over my
> > head.  
> I think they are struggling for a solution that works for earlier versions
> of Windows. (We were only concerned with Windows Vista or newer, and possibly 
> Windows XP.)

Just a heads up - we have recently made a new Claws Mail release, with
Windows installer built with nsis_2.46-99intevation1_amd64.deb (and
corresponding nsis-common package) and got a bug report about installer
not working properly on at least one Vista machine. After rebuilding
the same installer code with official Debian nsis packages, the
installation works just fine. Perhaps the fix is not entirely correct.

For details, see:

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