I have a Rust project that compiles okay on Linux, macOS, and Windows 10.
I installed the following individual components on my Windows 7 computer today using the Visual Studio Installer:
VC++ 2015.3 v14.00 (v140) toolset for desktop
Windows Universal CRT SDK(Dependency)
Windows 8.1 SDK(Dependency)
After that, I installed Rust using a fresh
rustup-init.exe from the official website.
When I run
cargo build on my Rust project on the Windows 7 computer, it fails with the following message:
error: linking with `C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\VC\bin\amd64\link.exe\` failed: exit code: 325595.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\VC\bin\amd64\link.exe all on its own with no arguments on my Windows 10 computer produces some "help" information, but on my Windows 7 computer, I get a window with the error message:
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click Ok to close the application.
My Google-Fu hasn't turned up any useful information. I've tried:
After downloading the latest 64-bit runtime Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017,
link.exe works on my Windows 7 computer. I can now compile my Rust project.
I'm surprised that the Visual Studio Installer doesn't ensure that the necessary runtime components are installed for the 2015 toolset.
Update: Stargateur pointed out that the Redistributable can be installed directly from the Visual Studio Installer.
It is the
Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable Update individual component.
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