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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Patch for 1.3 windows.html
Date Mon, 26 Feb 2001 06:30:40 GMT

Folks, would whoever boffed my karma to the httpd-docs-1.3 repository
please fix it?

ITMT - here's an update, not spellchecked, but definately needed :-/


Index: windows.html
RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-docs-1.3/htdocs/manual/windows.html,v
retrieving revision 1.45
diff -u -r1.45 windows.html
--- windows.html 2001/01/15 20:02:42 1.45
+++ windows.html 2001/02/26 06:29:52
@@ -101,33 +101,58 @@
    list the current release, any more recent alpha or beta-test releases,
    together with details of mirror web and anonymous FTP sites.</P>
-<P>You should download the version of Apache for Windows with the
-   <CODE>.exe</CODE> extension. This is a single file containing Apache,
-   ready to install and run. There may also be a <CODE>.zip</CODE> file
-   containing the source code, to compile Apache yourself.  (If there is
-   no <SAMP>.zip</SAMP> file, the source will be available in a
-   <SAMP>.tar.gz</SAMP> file but this will contain Unix line endings. You
-   will have to convert at least the <SAMP>.mak</SAMP> and
-   <SAMP>.dsp</SAMP> files to have DOS line endings before MSVC will
-   understand them).</P>
+<P>You should download the binary build of Apache for Windows named as
+   <CODE>apache_1_3_#-win32-with_src.msi</CODE> if you are interested in
+   the source code, or simply <CODE>apache_1_3_#-win32-no_src.msi</CODE> 
+   if you don't plan to do anything with the source code and appreciate
+   a faster download.  Each of these files contains the complete Apache
+   runtime.  You must have the Microsoft Installer version 1.10 installed
+   on your PC before you can install the Apache runtime distributions.
+   Windows 2000 and Windows ME are both delivered with the Microsoft
+   Installer support, others will need to download it.  Instructions on
+   locating the Microsoft Installer, as well as the binary distributions
+   of Apache, are found at <A HREF=""
+   ></A></P>
+<P>The source code is available in the <CODE>-with_src.msi</CODE> distribution,
+   or from the <A HREF=""></A>
+   distribution directory as a <CODE>.zip</CODE> file.  If you plan on compiling
+   Apache yourself, there is no need to install either <CODE>.msi</CODE> package.
+   The <CODE>.zip</CODE> file contains only source code, with MS-DOS line endings
+   (that is cr/lf line endings, instead of the single lf used for Unix files.)</P>
+<P>While the source is also available as a <SAMP>.tar.gz</SAMP> <SAMP>.tar.Z</SAMP>
+   archive, these contain unix lf line endings that cause grief for Windows users.
+   To use those archives, you must convert at least the <SAMP>.mak</SAMP> and
+   <SAMP>.dsp</SAMP> files to have DOS line endings before MSVC can understand
+   Please stick with the <SAMP>.zip</SAMP> file to spare yourself the headache.</P>
+<P>Note: prior to 1.3.17 Apache was distributed as an InstallSheild 2.0 <SAMP>.exe</SAMP>
+   file.  With an increasing number of users unable to run the InstallSheild package
+   [on Windows ME or Windows 2000] the binaries were repackaged into the readily 
+   available Microsoft Installer <SAMP>.msi</SAMP> format.
 <H2><A NAME="inst">Installing Apache for Windows</A></H2>
-<P>Run the Apache <SAMP>.exe</SAMP> file you downloaded above. This will
-   ask for:</P>
+<P>Run the Apache <SAMP>.msi</SAMP> file you downloaded above. This will
+   prompt you for:</P>
- <LI>the directory to install Apache into (the default is 
-    <CODE>\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache</CODE> although you can
-    change this to any other directory)
+ <LI>your name and company name, and on Windows NT/2000, whether or not you want
+     all users to access Apache as a Service, or if you want it installed to run
+     when you choose the Start Apache shortcut.
- <LI>the start menu name (default is "Apache Web Server")
+ <LI>your Server name, Domain name and administrative email account.
- <LI>the installation type. The "Typical" option installs
-    everything except the source code. The "Minimum" option does not
-    install the manuals or source code. Choose the "Custom" install if
-    you want to install the source code.
+ <LI>the directory to install Apache into (the default is 
+     <CODE>C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache</CODE> although you can
+     change this to any other directory you wish)
+ <LI>the installation type. The "Complete" option installs everything, including
+     the source code if you downloaded the <SAMP>-with_src.msi</SAMP> package.
+     Choose the "Custom" install if you choose not to install the documentation,
+     or the source code from that package.
@@ -158,6 +183,14 @@
    subdirectory <SAMP>htdocs</SAMP>. There are lots of other options
    which should be set before you start really using Apache. However to
    get started quickly the files should work as installed.</P>
+<P>If you eventually uninstall Apache, your configuration files will not
+   be removed.  You will need to delete the installation directory tree
+   ("C:\Program Files\Apache Group" by default) yourself if you do not 
+   care to keep your configuration and other web files.  Since the 
+   httpd.conf file is a your accumulated effort in using Apache, you need
+   to take the effort to remove it.  The same happens for all other files
+   you may have created, as well as any log files Apache created.</P>
 <H2><A NAME="run">Running Apache for Windows</A></H2>

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