issue solved with --enable-dbgutil for Visual Studio on Windows 7 ( solution to this mess)

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Wed Sep 24 07:54:19 PDT 2014

On 17/09/14 21:48, Anthonys Lists wrote:
> On 17/09/2014 00:27, nicholas ferguson wrote:
>> I tossed that investigation aside thinking that that route had been
>> poured over by LibreOffice experts; and took another look.….
>> I didn’t understand why I had to clean up this mess, with an open
>> source product that has been on the market, for years….
> Sorry, you know the Open Source warranty, don't you? "If it breaks, you
> get to keep both pieces"?
> The reality is that the guy who originally set it up presumably lost
> interest, and if no-one else has been using it, it bit-rotted. That's a
> very common occurrence in ALL software, be it Open Source or commercial
> - indeed, LibreOffice has just been through a massive clean up of
> bit-rotted code which, iirc, deleted a *third* of the code base!!!
> It wouldn't surprise me if this feature dated from the proprietary Star
> Office days, and obviously got missed in the clean-up. (Which would
> explain why the original guy lost interest - he would have done it
> because he was told to, not because he wanted to.)

while *in general* Wol gets it right, for the particular case of
--enable-dbgutil, i'm doing such a build with MSVC 2012 about once a
week and it's working fine for me.

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