[Lazarus] [ot] Re: upx dont work

Lukasz Sokol el.es.cr at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 13:57:54 CET 2012


On 06/03/2012 16:38, Bernd wrote:
> 2012/2/28 Ing. H├ęctor F. Fiandor Rosario <hfiandor at infomed.sld.cu>:
> 
>> when i tried to execute, a message appears telling "the
>> configuration is not good and maybe reinstalling the application can work".
> 
> I don't know what the concrete problem with upx is but the error
> message really means that windows cannot find one of the dlls
> referenced in one of the the manifest files or the manifests of
> referenced dlls, it can happen even if all dlls are installed where
> they belong (or where you think they might belong) and only some minor
> version number mismatch or some wrong paths or file names, it's one of
> the symptoms of MS DLL-Hell V2.0 and is following the well known
> Microsoft tradition of clear and precise and meaningful error
> messages.
> 

[OT]
Meeting at MS.

Manager : Let's see these messages... oh dear, so many and so little time.
[scrolls document]
What does this one mean?
Engineer : 'Could not find %s in %s in %s' for this context can mean that
we cannot locate the function to call in library located in directory where we were looking for it.
Manager : [oh dear so little time] but what does this mean ?
Engineer : means we found library but it did not contain what we wanted or ...
Manager : [ oh dear oh dear so little time] ok but why is that ?
Engineer : [stressed] oh... possibly configuration problem ?
Manager : oh. ok make it say so then. Gotta go. Make it less cryptic for laymen.
Engineer : [facepalm].

[Some long long time way before that]
[Somewhere else in foreign branch]
Manager : so all translations done?
Translator : yeah but this one I don't understand...
Manager : we'll let engineers look at it, now close it we gotta ship...

Result : polish translation of 'Not enough quota to continue' translated literally as
'Not enough quotation marks to continue' (translated from 'quota' <=> multiple of 'quote' = 
cudzyslow = quotation mark) message somebody spotted in NT4...

[/OT]





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