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From "Zak Greant" <>
Subject Re: New Installer for Win32
Date Wed, 31 Jan 2001 08:13:28 GMT
I will have to answer this in more detail after I get some sleep!


----- Original Message -----
From: "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: New Installer for Win32

> From: "Zak Greant" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 6:58 PM
> > I can second that the install works very well on Win2k Pro.
> >
> > One minor note on the host and domain entry screen: A lot of new users
> > least from my experience on the PHP list) use Apache on Win for local
> > testing.  Perhaps there should be a note for new users that indicates
> > values for these field when running apache locally?  I think that this
> > important because the install cannot proceed past this point without
> > in these fields.
> I realize that, and it was an option to leave it alone.  This is really
> worth discussing, though.
> Win32 machines are -rarely- configured correctly in dns.  Without an NT
> ddns server, they often can't be.  Those fields will be filled in if the
> user has a fully qualified domain name, since we don't know if they are
> right, however, the user has to edit them.  [That feature was broken, I
> just repaired it not 30 minutes ago.]
> The lower portion of that window would display a very red warning and
> won't let the user proceed if winsock2 can't be negotiated.  It suggests
> to the user that they didn't configure tcp/ip, or that they need the
> update (and it gives the address to go get it from Microsoft.)
> Since most of us won't get that warning, we could put a short paragraph
> about choosing domain and server names.  I'm too braindead tonight... feel
> free to post coherent wording about how to fill in that screen, and I'll
> incorporate it down on that blank space.
> FYI - Win98 is fixed (confirmed.)  The latest installer fills in the
> info and gets win98 past the error messages.  One issue:
> If - the user has installed a service named Apache - and - that service is
> not running when they start the installer - they will get an error popup
> saying the server is already stopped.  Escaping out of that window (or
> 30 seconds) will bring them the rest of the way through the installer.
> latest:
> Bill

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