Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1016157
mingw-virt-viewer-0.5.6-6.el6_4 only, on Windows 8, fails to run if you copy "virt-viewer" to the desktop.
Last modified: 2016-02-10 15:21:06 EST
Description of problem:
When I install mingw-virt-viewer *only* from
https://brewweb.devel.redhat.com/buildinfo?buildID=297777 on a Windows 8 client, I get an error of "The program can't start because libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."
This is because I have the "virt-viewer" icon on the Desktop or "Pinned" to the taskbar.
Using "remote-viewer" and copying that to the Desktop or "pinning" it to the taskbar, works.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Virt-viewer installs and fails to load due to a missing dll.
Virt-viewer installs and works.
Reassigning to Jodi Biddle (email@example.com) as I am no longer working on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization documentation.
This is a component bug, not a docs bug.
I have reassigned it.
We don't support running virt-viewer.exe, only remote-viewer.exe as this is what is used by RHEV.
What do you mean exactly by "I have the "virt-viewer" icon on the Desktop" or "copying that to the Desktop"? Where do you copy it from? Which detailed steps do you follow to do the copy (in other words, did you create a Windows shortcut, or did you perform an actual copy)?
I am setting up some RHEV-M instances this week. I will retest this.
I installed RHEV-M 3.4 (http://bob.eng.lab.tlv.redhat.com/builds/av10/el6/) in a RHEL 6.5 environment. I accessed the RHEV-M server from a Windows 8.1 client, first with the Console Invocation of "Browser Plugin" to download and install virt-viewer, then used the Console Invocation of "Native client" and launched the .vv file with remote-viewer.
This bug is verified fixed.