DLL Hell? It is tools and utilities, too.

I have to use an innocent Microsoft utility that doesn’t do much more than code-sign a binary.

However, what I find when searching for the right version, makes me scared and afraid. Afraid of the non-linearity of time, file size and version numbers.

Multiple versions of signtool.exe with inconsistent date, size and file version

To make matters worse, the binary to sign is built for .NET Framework 1.1.

For now, I make sure I’m using the Windows SDK Command Prompt to get consistent environment variables, and the correct Path in particular.

Fingers crossed…

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