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From Ian Kallen <>
Subject Re: why reboot after win32 install?
Date Mon, 01 Mar 1999 20:58:31 GMT
I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt but now that I'm
largely over my flu and back in the office  where I have a scratch machine
to do installations on virgin machines here's what I found:

On NT 4.0 server w/sp4 freshly rebooted and no other diddling with it.
Run the IS installer, _before_ you get to the prompt to view the readme,
you're informed that installation has finished putting everything in place
and that we must reboot to complete the installation.  If you decline the
reboot, it will then prompt you for the readme otherwise you just cycle
the machine without ever getting informed of the readme.

So perhaps putting the dll's in the system folder just automatically
triggers this behavour in IS -- if it's truly unnecessary, then this
behaviour should be suppressed.

my two cents anyway...

On Mon, 1 Mar 1999, Paul Sutton wrote:
:On Sun, 28 Feb 1999, Ian Kallen wrote:
:> Normally a happy end user, I'm wearing my reviewer's hat writing a
:> piece for PC Computing.  So with respect to the win32 distribution:
:> After installation is complete (on an NT4.0 w/sp3 server) , we're
:> advised that we must reboot to complete the installation. Why is that
:> necessary?  Aside from joking how _everything_ requires a reboot under
:> windows, while true too many times it isn't strictly true.  I don't
:> recall having to reboot after installing some other servers...
:No, Apache does not require a reboot and does not prompt you to reboot.
:The final screen from the installer is a question about whether you want
:to view the README file, then the installer exits.
:Where did you see the suggestion to reboot? I think that may happen if
:you've installed something prior to Apache that requries a reboot, but you
:didn't reboot at the time (at least that is according to one PR we've
:> Also, any projection as to when the disclaimer about the win32 ports'
:> "beta" quality will be obviated?
:This depends on when we get some more active Win32 experts contributing to
:the Apache development. Hopefully any publicity, such as your article,
:might prompt people to get involved.
:Editor, Apache Week .. the latest Apache news

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