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Subject cvs commit: httpd-docs-1.3/htdocs/manual windows.html
Date Mon, 26 Feb 2001 16:48:35 GMT
martin      01/02/26 08:48:35

  Modified:    htdocs/manual windows.html
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.46      +52 -19    httpd-docs-1.3/htdocs/manual/windows.html
  Index: windows.html
  RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-docs-1.3/htdocs/manual/windows.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.45
  retrieving revision 1.46
  diff -u -u -r1.45 -r1.46
  --- windows.html	2001/01/15 20:02:42	1.45
  +++ windows.html	2001/02/26 16:48:34	1.46
  @@ -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 InstallShield 2.0 <SAMP>.exe</SAMP>
  +   file.  With an increasing number of users unable to run the InstallShield 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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