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From Iikka Meriläinen <Iikka.Merilai...@pato.vaala.fi>
Subject Re: Antwort: [PATCH] windows.xml total rewrite
Date Fri, 06 Dec 2002 20:54:22 GMT
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On Fri, 6 Dec 2002 Michael.Schroepl@telekurs.de wrote:

> +  <section id="inst">
> +    <title>Installing Apache for Windows</title>
> what about having different versions of Apache installed
> on the same machine?

Hi!

I think it is technically OK. Well, I'm sure about it, I've done that. The
installation now denies this for some reason totally unknown to me.

If the installation let us install several versions simultaneously, I'd be
more than happy to edit my rewrite to cover that.

If anyone knows about the install restriction, please drop a line so that I
can cover the denial in the docs, OR a possible workaround or even a real
solution. :-)

> This worked fine for a number of versions, but about the
> time when Apache switched to the MSI installation type
> it didn't allow me to install different Apache versions
> any more (1.3.17 or 19, don't recall it exactly).

I haven't tried this personally, but do the .exe distributions work better?

> I have still Apache 1.3.14 and 1.3.26 running on the
> same machine (and no, Virtual Hosting wouldn't do the
> trick for me ... I am running a web application on one
> of these that believes Apache is hers and automatically
> rewrites the configuration to her needs, and I need to
> be able to re-run this installation procedure any time),
> but Apache wouldn't allow me to do this with, let's say,
> 1.3.26 and 1.3.27 (on WinNT4 as Admin user, in my case).
>
> Would this work again with 2.0? Would it at least work
> for one 1.3 and one 2.0 version, as to ease migration?

Well, that combination I haven't tried. I only saw that two 2.0 versions
don't work too well concurrently. ;-) But for example, first installing 2.0
from the MSI and then installing 1.3 from the EXE (which actually contains
the MSI) seems to work without any gotchas.

Best regards,
Iikka

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 Iikka Meriläinen
 Vaala, Finland
 E-mail: Iikka.Merilainen@pato.vaala.fi
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