Our application requires GDS32.dll. We don't have Firebird installed on all machines, just the ones with databases on. Usually we only need to put the relevant GDS32.dll into our application folder on all machines and up to v126.96.36.19993 this all works absolutely fine whether Firebird is installed on the terminal or not.
Where we do have Firebird installed it is running SuperServer with all default options set (not that I think this makes any difference to this issue).
Now, with the latest update v188.8.131.5296, if we just copy the v2.1.5 GDS32.dll from the Firebird server into our application folder, when we try to launch our application on a terminal without Firebird installed we are getting SideBySide system errors recorded in the Windows event log and our application fails to launch.
I have attached screenshots of the system errors to this ticket and the text of the three errors are as follows:-
Source: SideBySide, EventID: 32, Description: Dependant Assembly Microsoft.VC80.CRT could not be found and Last Error was The referenced assembly is not installed on your system.
Source: SideBySide, EventID: 59, Description: Resolve Partial Assembly failed for Microsoft.VC80.CRT. Reference error message: The referenced assembly is not installed on your system.
Source SideBySide, EventID: 59 , Description: Generate Activation Context failed for c:\progra~1\csy\vector7\gds32.dll. Reference error message: The operation completed successfully.
If we drop in the v184.108.40.20693 version of GDS32.dll everything works fine with no other changes so it would seem to be an issue with the v2.1.5 GDS32.dll itself.