Q43139: LINK: Renaming Overlayed Executables Will Cause Problems
Article: Q43139 Product(s): See article Version(s): 5.01.21 Operating System(s): DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | s_C s_Pascal h_FORTRAN | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 6-APR-1989 When the Microsoft linker creates an executable file with overlays, the name of that EXE is hard coded into the file for use by the overlay manager. The Microsoft linker only creates internal overlays, i.e., rather than producing FOO.EXE, FOO1.OVL, and FOO2.OVL, the two overlays are contained in FOO.EXE. If the executable is renamed at any point after linking, the overlay manager will still use the hard-coded name found in the EXE to locate the overlays, and will fail with the following prompt: Cannot find <oldname> Please enter new program spec: In order to change the name of the executable without receiving this error, it must be relinked and given the new name at that time.
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