Visual C++ Redistributable Package

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The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) RTM installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2005 installed.

Application Details:

Version: 2005 (8.0.50608.0)
License: Retail
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Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.21

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Free Download Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)

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What works

Installation of assemblies into WinSxS.
Runtime usage of VC, ATL, MFC libraries.

What does not


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 28 20111.3.21Yes Yes PlatinumAnastasius Focht 
CurrentFedora 10 x86_64Jan 18 20091.1.13Yes Yes PlatinumAnastasius Focht 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
16577 ntdll/loader/actctx: add support of SxS assembly binding redirects CLOSED ABANDONED View
18834 Repeat installation of vcredist_x86.exe (vcrun2005 associated DLLs) deletes them permanently from the winsxs folder CLOSED FIXED View
19811 Visual C 2005 redistributable installers create many empty directories in WinSXS CLOSED FIXED View
24611 Install Shield fails on 64bit multilib wine if WINEPREFIX was created by 64bit wine CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


Always use winver "Windows XP" or later when running the Visual C runtime installer!

Don't install Visual C 2005 and later runtime using Wine winver "Windows 2000" or earlier when you intend to switch to winver > "Windows 2000" later! With winver "Windows 2000" the Visual C runtime installer will install assemblies in both, the side-by-side "WinSxS" storage and System32 directory.

If the loader fails to locate assemblies in WinSxS due to assembly manifest mismatch it fall back to load from System32 (Wine doesn't support assembly binding redirects yet). When the Visual C runtime is loaded from system32 directory in winver > "Windows 2000" mode, you will get the infamous:

­R6034: An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly. Please contact the application's support team for moreinformation.

­This is due to checks done by the Visual C runtime itself upon load. By design, such assemblies are never to be loaded from System32 with winver set to > "Windows 2000"!

The Visual C runtime uses FindActCtxSectionString API to check for activation context support and if present it prevents any runtimes from being loaded from system32 directory.


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