Conflict between wireshark vc++ redistro and an older redistro

asked 2024-06-17 16:12:34 +0000

Hi there, i have a problem that i'm doing my best to understand so i can find a more permanent solution:

I have software that requires the vc++ redistributable 2015 x86 package. When this is installed first, every attempt to install wireshark fails with error 9, and a look at the logs shows it wants to install an x64 version of a later vc++ redistrituable, but cannot.

When i reverse the order, everything is fine, but i really need to understand why this happens. Anyone have any similar experience or ideas?

I've been through microsoft's forums a few times with little luck so i'm hoping someone here may have some understanding. Thanks!

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Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2024-06-17 16:34:42 +0000 )edit

Not an answer, I've always had both x86 and x64 installed at the same time and they even update independently so unsure why you should have this problem?

> winget list 2015
Name                                                               Id                                    Version       Source
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable (x86) - 14.40.33810 Microsoft.VCRedist.2015+.x86          14.40.33810.0 winget
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable (x64) - 14.40.33810 Microsoft.VCRedist.2015+.x64          14.40.33810.0 winget
grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2024-06-17 17:09:07 +0000 )edit

Thanks for that tidbit -- important to note that while the packages are backwards compatible, i'm using 2015x86 standalone, not the package that contains 2015-xxxx. One of my many (weak) hypothesis is that microsoft silently fixed some kind of error in this particular package and didn't tell anyone. One of my further experiments is to use one of the later x86 packages to see what happens.

mberlin gravatar imagemberlin ( 2024-06-17 17:16:52 +0000 )edit

@chuckkc, just out of curiosity, what order did you install those packages in?

mberlin gravatar imagemberlin ( 2024-06-17 19:08:00 +0000 )edit

Are you asking about notes in ?

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2024-06-18 01:49:31 +0000 )edit