I've been trying to learn Ghidra by attempting to reverse the
comctl32.dll system library, which has many of its functions documented. I started the de-compilation analysis in it, and after a while it showed this error message:
(I don't know how soon it happened. I had to leave it to do its thing as sadly it was taking too long.)
Then I happened to see that if I go to File -> Download PDB file, then select some folder on my drive and provide Microsoft symbol path
https://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols and click
"Download from URL" it seems to download it.
It then asks if I want to apply it to the project and if I click
Yes it shows this warning:
So I'm obviously not doing it right.
Thus I was curious:
A) Is it possible to provide the symbol server path and have it download needed symbol files automatically?
B) If not, what's the sequence to load symbols for a particular binary? It seems like it wants to have symbols up front, but how would I know which files/imports it may need (besides the obvious binary file that I'm opening)?