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Re: Install Bug - nmap-4.85BETA8-setup.exe
From: Liam <liamtr () gmail com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 13:02:27 +1000

Yes... more bloat... hmmm. At least it wasn't as bad as the latest dot
net framework 3.5 redistributable version which currently weighs in at
at hefty 197Mb!

Thanks for keeping me in the loop, i will download the new version
when it's posted.

On another note, the last time i checked Nmap didn't supported proxies
"out of the box"... any chance you are looking at including that
option in the default distro in the near future?

Keep up the good work. Nmap rocks!



On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 7:38 AM, Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org> wrote:
On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 11:21:50AM +0100, Rob Nicholls wrote:

I suspect the Visual C++ 2008 SP1 redistributable installer fixes this
issue, although I've not tried it, but Nmap is still compiled using VC++
2008 RTM so we need to use the earlier installer.

Perhaps we should consider moving Nmap to Visual C++ 2008 SP1? It's almost
impossible to get hold of the original RTM release of VC++ 2008.

That makes sense to me.  I just upgraded to Visual C++ 2008 Express
SP1 (http://www.microsoft.com/express/vc/) and made some minor Nmap
changes and it now compiles fine with this version.  I also updated
vcredist_x86.exe to the 2008 SP1 version.  MS did bloat it to more
than double its previous size:

-rw------- 1 fyodor fyodor 1821192 2008-06-15 17:39 vcredist_x86.exe
-rw-rw-r-- 1 fyodor fyodor 4216840 2009-04-25 13:23 vcredist_x86.exe

With the new vcredist and the new compiler version, our setup.exe
expands from 13 megs to 15 megs and our win32.zip from 4 megs to 7
megs.  I don't think there is much we can really do about that.

I hope to do a new release on Monday or Tuesday which will be built
with the new compiler version.


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