Thursday, 21 June 2012

The program can't start becuase MSVCR71.dll is missing from your computer Oracle Discoverer Desktop on Win 7


After Installing Discoverer Desktop (11.1.1.3.0) on windows 7 I got this error when i started the discoverer desktop. "The program can't start becuase MSVCR71.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this proble"


After doing a bit googling i found out the following steps will fix the issue and start Discoverer desktop normally .

Dwnload MSVCR71.dll from dll-files.com website, extract it and copy the particular file to C:\Windows\System32, if you are using 64bit copy the file to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 

Oracle has a support note with id 1255244.1

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

du and ls show different sizes for the same file


du and ls show different sizes for the same file

After uncompressing a file i was confused to see different sizes for the same file with du and ls command


When i used du it was showing the size




But ls output was showing a different size


So i realized these commands works in different ways

ls with option -l shows the allocated size but du shows the actual size (amount of space used).

If you want to see actual size with ls use -s option. If you use this way you can see both ls and du gives same output, in this case actual size is printer first