Re: Loading (debugging) symbols in the module window

Norbert Unterberg <nunterberg@newsgroups.nospam>
Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:12:58 +0100
(2b|!2b)==? schrieb:

I built an executable that links with several shared libs (dlls). I am
trying to debug the exe, however, the symbols fail to be loaded for one
of the Dlls - I have checked and double checked everything - namely:

1). Cleaned and rebuilt the "offending" DLL, making sure debug symbols
were exported in a pdb file
2). Rebuilt and relinked the exe (succesfully)

When debugging, VS2005 fails to load the symbols for this one DLL - the
symbols for the other DLLs are found and loaded. When I attempt to
manually load the symbols - when I navigate to the pdb file generated in
(1) above, VS2005 displays a MsgBox with the following info:

"The symbol xxx.pdb does not match the module"

I dont understand why I am getting this message - since the pdb file is
the correct one - (i.e. generated when the "offending" DLL was built) -
am I missing anything obvious?

The most common cause for this is that you have more than one copy of
either the DLL or the PDB on your PC, and the debugger is loading the
wrong version of one of them. You should do a file find for both of the
files in question, not only in your build directories but also in the PATH.


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