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From wr...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r413978 - /httpd/httpd/dist/binaries/win32/symbols/README.html
Date Tue, 13 Jun 2006 20:18:09 GMT
Author: wrowe
Date: Tue Jun 13 13:18:08 2006
New Revision: 413978

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=413978&view=rev
Log:

  Explain only the symbols downloads, here

Modified:
    httpd/httpd/dist/binaries/win32/symbols/README.html

Modified: httpd/httpd/dist/binaries/win32/symbols/README.html
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/dist/binaries/win32/symbols/README.html?rev=413978&r1=413977&r2=413978&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- httpd/httpd/dist/binaries/win32/symbols/README.html (original)
+++ httpd/httpd/dist/binaries/win32/symbols/README.html Tue Jun 13 13:18:08 2006
@@ -1,272 +1,23 @@
 <h2><a name="mirrors">Download from your
-    <a href="http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/httpd/binaries/win32/"
+    <a href="http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/httpd/binaries/win32/symbols/"
      >nearest mirror site!</a></a></h2>
 
-<p><strong>Please</strong> do not download from www.apache.org.  Use a
mirror 
-   site to help us save apache.org bandwidth and to speed up your download.
-   <a href="http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/httpd/binaries/win32/">Click
-   here</a> to find your nearest mirror.</p>
-
-<h2><a name="warnings">Windows Users, Read These First...</a></h2>
-
-<h3><strong>Warning:</strong> TCP/IP networking must be installed</h3>
-
-<p>TCP/IP must be correctly installed, configured and running in 
-   order to install and use Apache on Windows.  If you use dial-up networking 
-   exclusively, you may need to be dialed in to the internet for Apache to 
-   correctly determine that TCP/IP is installed.</p>
-
-<h3>If you are installing Apache on Windows 95, <strong>stop</strong></h3>
-
-<p>Skiping the long explanation, but nothing less than Windows 98 is going 
-   to get you anywhere at this point.  Upgrade.  Or install a free 
-   <strong>and</strong> supported operating system.</p>
-
-<h3>If you are installing Apache on Windows 98 or ME, <strong>stop</strong></h3>
-
-<p>Support is less that thorough; however, the Apache HTTP Project has not
-   deliberately defeated your efforts.  You really aught to upgrade or 
-   install a free <strong>and</strong> supported operating system, as none
-   of the developers even have these versions installed anywhere, anymore.
-   Bugs specific to the Windows 9x family will rarely be addressed.</p>
-
-<p>That said, it should work, but upgrade to at least Internet Explorer 6,
-   Service Pack 1.  You don't have to use it, but it just happens to include 
-   updates and bug fixes you need, including the wldap32.dll that Apache 2.2 
-   <strong>requires</strong> to even start.  Alternately, you can refer to
-   <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;288358"
-   >KB article 288358</a>, along with the troublesome-to-obtain update from
-   <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;323455"
-   >KB article 323455</a>.  If you already have wldap32.dll in your 
-   Windows\System32 directory with version 5.0.2168.1, you are fine.</p>
-
-<p>If you are installing on Windows 98, <a href="#msi">obtain the MSI 
-   installer</a> if you have not done so before (Windows ME users are
-   in the clear, it was installed with the operating system).</p>
-
-<h3>If you are installing Apache on Windows NT 4.0, <strong>stop</strong></h3>
-
-<p>Install the Windows NT Service Pack 6a or later.  Then, note the comments
-   above with respect to installing support for wldap32.dll (beyond obtaining 
-   this update from Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1) refer to the page
-   <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/Other/adclient.asp"
-   >http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/Other/adclient.asp</a>.
-   Again, we are looking for wldap32.dll in your Windows\System32 directory
-   with version 5.0.2168.1, or later.</p>
-
-<p>Also, be sure you <a href="#msi">obtain the MSI installer</a> if you
have 
-    not done so before.</p>
-
-<h3>If you are installing Apache on Windows XP with no Service Pack applied, 
-    <strong>stop</strong></h3>
-
-<p>Install the Windows XP Service Pack 1.  Refer to the
-   <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;317949"
-   >KB article 317949</a> if you need the gory details exactly why, or to
-   convince them to send you the specific fix.</p>
-
-<h3><strong>Warning</strong> about the Quality of Service driver</h3>
-
-<p>We suggest disabling the "Quality of Service" (or QoS) network driver from 
-   Microsoft if you primarily use the machine as an Apache Server, as Apache
-   does not support the QoS extensions to the WinSock API.</p>
-
-<h3><strong>Warning</strong> about Firewall and similar software</h3>
-
-<p>Most Firewall programs, Web Spam filters and other TCP/IP driver-based
-   products (including spyware!) do not correctly implement the entire WinSock
-   API.  The shortcuts taken by the developers of such products cause Apache 
-   to fail.  If you insist on leaving such programs installed, and have
-   problems with your Apache installation, consider the suggestion below.</p>
-
-<h2><a name="problems">Problems Installing or Running Apache 2</a></h2>
-
-<p>If you encounter problems running Apache 2 under Windows, such as
-   corrupted or incomplete file downloads, unexplained error messages, or
-   a conflict with a software firewall, please place the following three
-   directives in your httpd.conf configuration file to see if they eliminate 
-   the problems:</p>
-
-<blockquote><code>
-   <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.2/mod/core.html#enablesendfile"
-     >EnableSendfile Off</a><br />
-   <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.2/mod/core.html#enablemmap"
-     >EnableMMAP Off</a><br />
-   <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.2/mod/mpm_winnt.html#win32disableacceptex"
-     >Win32DisableAcceptEx</a><br />
-</code></blockquote>
-
-<p>The general problem is that many people install various add-ons to
-   windows (such as software firewalls, virus checkers, etc) that break
-   some of the advanced functionality that Apache uses to speed the
-   sending of files.  The above directives turn off the advanced
-   functionality and make Apache fall back to more basic (but slower)
-   techniques.  This resolves most, but not all of the potential problems.
-   If you continue to experience problems, be certain that there is no
-   spyware installed on the box, which exhibits exactly the same sorts
-   of flaws (often more obviously).</p>
-
-<p>If you encounter problems installing Apache .msi distributions, we have 
-   provided the <a href="TROUBLESHOOTING.html">TROUBLESHOOTING</a> page 
-   to help you diagnose and fix most common installation problems.</p>
-
-<h3>Do not report configuration or installation questions as bugs!</h3>
-
-<p>The <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/userslist.html"
-   >Apache User Support Mailing List</a> and the 
-   <a href="news:comp.infosystems.www.servers.ms-windows"
-    >comp.infosystems.www.servers.ms-windows</a> newsgroup both provide 
-   peer to peer support.  Pose your question or problem on only one forum 
-   at a time.  If you do not follow these guidelines, your questions and 
-   pleas for assistance will likely go unanswered.  To learn how to get
-   questions answered effectively, you might want to read Eric Raymond's
-   <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html"
-     >How to Ask Questions the Smart Way</a> - which is a very good
-   primer for end users to learn to pose effective questions to their
-   fellow users and the project's developers.</p>
-
-<h2><a name="released">The current stable release is Apache 2.2.2</a></h2>
-
-<p>Apache 2.2.2 offers tremendous improvements in authentication, proxy, 
-   and cache features.  The Apache HTTP Project encourages all Apache users
-   to migrate to the 2.2 series.</p>
-
-<p>The -win32-x86-no_ssl.msi package does not include any encryption software
-   OpenSSL, mod_ssl, nor an https: enabled abs utility.</p>
-
-<p>At this time, the process to follow for export notification has not been
-   finalized.  Until that time, the -win32-x86-ssl.msi with mod_ssl support
-   based on OpenSSL is not available.  Please do not inquire of the httpd
-   project, this issue is not in our hands to address for you.</p>
-
-<p>If you want to build OpenSSL 0.9.8a it is available in source code form
-   at <a href="http://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-0.9.8a.tar.gz"
-   >http://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-0.9.8a.tar.gz</a>.  Due to quirks
-   in the build, and the need to create .pdb diagnostic files, we offer 
-   <a href="patches_applied/openssl-0.9.8a-vc32-2005.patch">this patch</a>,
-   patches_applied/openssl-0.9.8a-vc32-2005.patch to modify that build, and
-   have proposed this patch back to the project for its consideration.</p>
-
-<p>This binary release was created with Visual Studio 6.0, using a more recent
-   Platform SDK for the ldap api.  It includes zlib1.dll for mod_deflate.so 
-   built with <a href="patches_applied/zlib-1.2.3-vc32-2005-rcver.patch"
-   >this patch</a>, patches_applied/zlib-1.2.3-vc32-2005-rcver.patch, to
-   correct the embedded version number and provide us a .pdb diagnostic file.
-   We have proposed this patch back to the project for its consideration.</p>
-
-<p>There is a corresponding -win32-x86-symbols.zip archive of the 
-   <a href="#symbols">binary diagnostic symbol files</a> which are not 
-   required for the typical user.  This -win32-x86-symbols.zip archive
-   can be unpacked into the Apache2.2 installation directory, providing 
-   all of the .pdb diagnostic files to allow most Win32 debugging tools
-   and the Dr. Watson utility to produce useful crash analysis.</p>
-
-<p>You will find the source package at
-   <a href="../../httpd-2.2.2-win32-src.zip"
-     >/dist/httpd/httpd-2.2.2-win32-src.zip</a>.  That -win32-src.zip file
-   contains <strong>only</strong> source and build files, and contains 
-   <strong>no</strong> binary executable files.</p>
-
-<h3>The 2.0 legacy stable release is Apache 2.0.58</h3>
-
-<p>For those users who depend on modules which have not been ported to
-   Apache 2.2, this legacy version is available.  The Apache HTTP Project 
-   strongly encourages all users to migrate from Apache 2.0 to Apache 2.2, 
-   as only critical bug fixes are being added to Apache 2.0.</p> 
-
-<p>The -win32-x86-no_ssl.msi package does not include any encryption software
-   OpenSSL, mod_ssl, nor an https: enabled abs utility.</p>
-
-<p>At this time, the process to follow for export notification has not been
-   finalized.  Until that time, the -win32-x86-ssl.msi with mod_ssl support
-   based on OpenSSL is not available.  Please do not inquire of the httpd
-   project, this issue is not in our hands to address for you.</p>
-
-<p>If you want to build OpenSSL 0.9.7i it is available in source code form
-   at <a href="http://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-0.9.7i.tar.gz"
-   >http://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-0.9.7i.tar.gz</a>.  Due to quirks
-   in the build, and the need to create .pdb diagnostic files, we offer 
-   <a href="patches_applied/openssl-0.9.7i-vc32-2005.patch">this patch</a>,
-   patches_applied/openssl-0.9.7i-vc32-2005.patch to modify that build, and
-   have proposed this patch back to the project for its consideration.</p>
-
-<p>You will find the source package at
-   <a href="../../httpd-2.0.58-win32-src.zip"
-     >/dist/httpd/httpd-2.0.58-win32-src.zip</a>.  That -win32-src.zip file
-   contains <strong>only</strong> source and build files, and contains 
-   <strong>no</strong> binary executable files.</p>
-
-<h3>The 1.3 historical stable release is Apache 1.3.35</h3>
-
-<p>For those users who depend on modules which have not been ported to
-   Apache 2.0, the legacy version binaries including the Apache source
-   code files in CR/LF flavor is available in a -src.msi package.  Apache 1.3
-   was never originally designed to be run on Microsoft Windows, but
-   support for this platform was hacked in, providing an Apache Windows
-   solution but resulting in a server which is sub-optimal in performance, 
-   compatibility and stability.  The Apache HTTP Project strongly encourages
-   all Win32 users to migrate from Apache 1.3 to Apache 2.2, which was designed
-   from the ground up to run on any modern operating system, including
-   Microsoft Windows.</p> 
-
-<p>The -no_src version DOES NOT bundle the source code.  There is no other 
-   difference, and if you do not know the C language, or have no C compiler 
-   installed, this version is faster to download.</p>
-
-<h3><a name="archive">Older Releases</a></h3>
-
-<p><strong>Looking for an older version?</strong>  Please, don't.  There

-   have been a number of essential bug and security fixes with the evolving
-   support for Apache under Win32.  Most critically, there were several
-   denial of service, arbitrary code execution and other vulnerabilities 
-   affecting Win32 in previous releases.  Avoid all earlier versions.
-   That said;</p>
-
-<p>Only current, recommended releases are available from www.apache.org
-   and the mirror sites.  Older releases can be obtained from the <a
-   href="http://archive.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32/"
-   >archive site</a>.</p>
-
-<h2><a name="msi">About MSI Distribution Packages</a></h2>
-
-<p>The Apache HTTP Project is working to minimize your download times.  The 
-   Apache HTTP Server is distributed as an MSI package.  All Windows ME, 2000 
-   and XP users have integrated MSI support as part of their Windows OS.  
-   Users of Windows NT 4.0, 95 and 98 must download the MSI installer, if it 
-   was not already installed by another product's installation.</p>
-
-<p>If you are unsure if the Windows Installer is present, or the required
-   version 1.10.1029.1 or later, then run the MSIEXEC command from the 
-   Start -> Run dialog to determine if the Windows Installer is on your
-   machine.  It will report "Incorrect command line parameters", and also
-   report its version number.  Apache's .msi packages require Windows Installer 
-   V 1.10.1029.1 or later, which you can install or upgrade with the following
-   Microsoft downloads:</p>
-
-<ul>
- <li><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=17344"
-     >Windows Installer v1.10 for Windows NT 4.0 from Microsoft</a></li>
-
- <li><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=17343"
-     >Windows Installer v1.10 for Windows 95 and 98 from Microsoft</a></li>
-</ul>
-
-<p>Once you have downloaded and installed the MSI installer application, you
-   will not need to do so again.  You will be ready to run the Apache .msi
-   binary installer distributions above.  Because a small but significant
-   number of users have encountered problems running the Win32 installer,
-   we have provided the <a href="TROUBLESHOOTING.html">TROUBLESHOOTING</a>
-   page to help you diagnose and fix most installation problems.</p>
-
 <h2><a name="symbols">Binary Diagnostic Symbol Downloads</a></h2>
 
 <p>We now distribute a -win32-x86-symbols.zip file containing the precise 
    debugging symbols corresponding to each released binary distribution.  
    For the typical user, there is no need to download these archives.</p>
 
+<p>From the primary download and mirrors you can obtain the corresponding
+   -win32-x86-symbols.zip files for all of the current binary distributions.  
+   To help track down a crash in an older version of Apache HTTP Server,
+   you will need to refer back to the correspond version from our 
+   <a href="http://archive.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32/">archive</a>
+   historical download site.</p>
+
 <p>In order to use these -symbol.zip archives, they must be unzipped (with the
    appropriate -dir or 'create directories' flag) into the installed Apache
-   directory, or the debugging tool such as windbg must be configured to search
+   directory, or debugging tools such as windbg must be configured to search
    the directory where these .pdb files are extracted to.</p>
 
 <p>These -symbols.zip packages contain the .pdb diagnostic symbol files (which
@@ -283,8 +34,6 @@
    perform any diagostics at the source level.  A fully built source tree is 
    required for all of the 'intermediate' .c and .h source files created during
    the build process (see the 
-   <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/win_compiling.html"
-   >Apache 1.3</a>,
    <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/platform/win_compiling.html"
    >Apache 2.0</a> or 
    <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/platform/win_compiling.html"
@@ -294,7 +43,8 @@
    <a href="http://archive.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/win32/">archive</a>

    of releases.</p>
 
-<p>If you don't understand a word of this, trust that you do not need these 
-   files to install or run Apache, the .msi runtime is the only file you need
-   to install.</p>
-
+<p>If you don't understand a word of this, and a developer did not personally
+   ask you to install them to help troubleshoot a problem, please trust that
+   you do not need these files to install or run Apache.  The .msi runtime 
+   is the only file you need to install, and the -win32-src.zip is the only
+   file you need to compile your own Apache HTTP Server.</p>



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