When you build a project in a Release configuration by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you receive the following error message:
fatal error LNK1103: debugging information corrupt; recompile module
This problem occurs because there is a bug in the linker that causes the corrupted debug information.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
You must have Visual Studio 2005 SP1 installed to apply this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if no Visual Studio instance is in use.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
To work around this problem, turn off the program database (PDB) file generation for the project.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the /PDB option in Visual C++ linker, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite