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Symbols for mfc/crt 9.0.30729.4974 missing from Microsoft's symbol server - where can I report this?

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  • Version 9.0.30729.4974 (x86) of the crt/mfc is installed when you install VS 2010 (on W7 x64, at least).
    x86 MFC programs built with VS 2008 will automatically be redirected to this version.
    When being debugged (whether by VS 2008, VS 2010 or WinDbg), the debugger can't get the symbols from the Microsoft symbol servers for this version of the crt/mfc.

    I've filed a connect bug here:
    http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/557585/vs-2010-cannot-find-the-symbols-for-mfc90-dll-version-9-0-30729-4974

    ... but that doesn't seem like the right place to get any attention to this. Does anyone know the right place?

    I understand that Microsoft doesn't commit to keeping all the symbols up to date ... but when it comes to MFC and the CRT it's ... kind of important, really. Especially since the policy redirect files that are installed with every new version forces all programs to use the newest versions. (And yes, I know that you can stop that by using .config files, but I find it a great hassle and it's not recommended.)

     

    As a side note, I have two other related (but not quite as serious) problems that I would like to know who to report them to:

    1. I've found that the symbols for the CRT version 9.0.30729.4926 are also missing from the symbol servers. That version doesn't include the MFC, apparently, so it's not as big a problem.

    2. WinDbg can't download the symbols for MFC version 9.0.30729.4148, even though VS 2008 and VS 2010 can. I've described this problem here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2780717/windbg-cant-find-mfc90-version-9-0-30729-4148-symbols-on-msdl-microsoft-com

     

     

     

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:34 AM

Answers

  • The symbols for 9.0.30729.4974 are now available! Both VS2008 and windbg can get them from the MS symbol servers now.
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:02 AM

All replies

  • The symbols for 9.0.30729.4926 are now up, but 9.0.30729.4974 symbols are still missing.
    Wednesday, June 02, 2010 6:20 PM
  • The symbols for 9.0.30729.4974 are now available! Both VS2008 and windbg can get them from the MS symbol servers now.
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:02 AM
  • Hi Simon!

    It seems as you have been talking to yourself? Did you do anything to get them uploaded, or did you just wait until they appeared?

    I am analyzing a crash dump for 9.0.30729.4940 and the Studio does not find any symbols for them. It would really help me out if someone had symbols for them.

    /Anders

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:04 PM
  • Hi Anders, Sorry for not replying until now, I never got any alert about your post. And well, yes, I like talking to myself :) If you look at the MS Connect bug link in the first post you'll find some more info. Usually all you need to do in VS is right-click the line in the stack trace that doesn't have symbols and select Load symbols from MS server. /Simon
    Thursday, June 09, 2011 7:01 AM
  • Hi Simon!

    Thanks for replying, I did not get an alert either.

    Unfortunately, right-clicking on the file does not help either. SYMCHK returns an error for the files.

    I have posted an entry on Microsoft Connect, not to hope too much, but it is worth a try.

    https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/687949/visual-studio-2008-sp1-crt-dlls-are-missing-symbols-on-the-symbol-server

    Regards
    Anders

    Monday, September 12, 2011 10:25 AM