||[Jul. 21st, 2000|10:40 pm]
trying to download from, and then used wget -r -c on Linux to suck it down .... Linux rules. Microsoft software sucks, once again.So, get this: I was trying to download the "Microsoft Platform SDK", basically the update kit that lets me develop Windows 2000 programs, and the goddamn Microsoft installer program keeps locking up about 20% through. I used ethereal to sniff the network traffic from my Linux box, find the Microsoft FTP site it was |
Oh, so the eventual goal of this is 650 MB download is to install the Win2000 SDKs so I can use one tiny 22k Win2000 .dll file (shfolder.dll) and then according to MS docs I can give that DLL to any other Windows user, then that damn export problem will be fixed.
that is the true evil of microsoft; it is just shitty software.
it is like general motors in the 70's & 80's.
but i gotta tell you dude, sometimes your command of technology scares the piss out of me. very intimidating.
2000-07-22 01:20 am (UTC)
I bet if you tried REALLY hard you could find that .dll on some random homepage.. I've done it before when a program has bitched about not being able to find a certain DLL (and no, it wasn't mfc42.dll.. some of the less-common ones). So yeah.. don't download 650 MBs.. go find the fricken file.
No, I already have the DLL ... I need the new SDKs so I can compile programs that use it, then I can redestribute that DLL to other people.
If you ever need something like this again, you can probably get it from my dad--he has an MSDN membership through work, so he gets a copies on CD all the time. It'd probably be easier for you to borrow a CD than download the whole thing.