Julia v1.2.0 on Windows Server 2012 R2

I cannot start Julia v1.2.0 on Windows Server 2012 R2.

The installation seems successful, but when starting Julia the terminal opens momentarily and then exits immediately.

The problem occurs on multiple servers with similar configuration.
Previous versions of Julia (v1.0.4, v1.1.1) run fine on these servers (Windows Server 2012 R2)
Julia v1.2.0 is installed and working on Windows 10 machines.

Does anyone have any tips to help diagnose the issue?

You could open a terminal, and then start the julia.exe process from the command line, so you would see an error message you could share here.

I had the same problem at work. And if I recall correctly, the session just crashed without any error message. I can retry on Thursday and check if my memory didn’t let me down.

This is a good suggestion.

Unfortunately there’s no error message, it just seems to exit and return to the windows Command prompt:

C:\Users\plowman>"C:\Program Files\Julia-1.2.0\bin\julia.exe"


whereas Julia v1.1.1 starts properly as expected:

C:\Users\plowman>"C:\Program Files\Julia-1.1.1\bin\julia.exe"
   _       _ _(_)_     |  Documentation: https://docs.julialang.org
  (_)     | (_) (_)    |
   _ _   _| |_  __ _   |  Type "?" for help, "]?" for Pkg help.
  | | | | | | |/ _` |  |
  | | |_| | | | (_| |  |  Version 1.1.1 (2019-05-16)
 _/ |\__'_|_|_|\__'_|  |  Official https://julialang.org/ release
|__/                   |

syda-std6af-02 Julia-1.1.1>

Thanks. It might be helpful if you can reproduce the issue.

I can reproduce the error. Unfortunately, there is no error message at all.

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Thanks for testing and reporting back.

I’ve opened an issue at github.com/JuliaLang/julia/issues/33188

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I haven’t resolved this yet, but as reported in the issue, it might be narrowed down to a problem with libopenblas64_.dll

Julia v1.2.0 starts if I replace libopenblas64_.dll (in the bin directory) with the file from the Julia v1.1.1 installation.

Does anyone have suggestions to help further diagnose the problem?

The exact same problem also occurs on Windows with Julia 1.4.0 and 1.4.1 but now it cannot be resolved with replacing libopenblas64_.dll.

Are there already solutions available to fix this?