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From "Scott Pollard" <scott.poll...@ventel.net>
Subject Re: os-windows/3800: Apache won't start -- Win98 install appears incomplete -- dirs conf modules and cgi-bin are empty
Date Sun, 31 Jan 1999 11:46:55 GMT
OK it's fine now.  I did a 'remove programs' on the original install and
re-installed the download.  Worked a treat !  Reg entry, conf files etc all
present.

Looks like maybe a tangle over the pending restart required by Acrobat may
have precluded proper updating of the registry or whatever.  May well be a
Win98 glitch.

Memo to myself --  one thing at a time, huh?

Memo to others -- "it is recommended that you do not attempt to install
Apache whilst a system restart is pending -- for example from the
installation of other software components"

Sorry to have troubled you.

Thanks, SP

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From: pcs@apache.org <pcs@apache.org>
To: apache-bugdb@apache.org <apache-bugdb@apache.org>; pcs@apache.org
<pcs@apache.org>; Scott.Pollard <scott.pollard@ventel.net>
Date: 30 January 1999 23:36
Subject: Re: os-windows/3800: Apache won't start -- Win98 install appears
incomplete -- dirs conf modules and cgi-bin are empty


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Synopsis: Apache won't start -- Win98 install appears incomplete -- dirs
conf modules and cgi-bin are empty

State-Changed-From-To: open-feedback
State-Changed-By: pcs
State-Changed-When: Sat Jan 30 11:40:01 PST 1999
State-Changed-Why:
While I am not directly aware of anyone confirming Apache
installs on Win98, you should not get this problem. I
suspect if this was common more people would have reported
it.

The installer certainly works on a fresh system, and
includes content for the "modules" and "conf" directory.
The later comes from a program run after installation, but
the former is installed by the installer itself, and
it would be very unusual for it not to be installed (unless
you unselect "Additional Modules" in the custom install).

Are you sure you were not out of disk space, or did
not have permission to write to the install directory?
What actually *is* in the installed directory tree?

Did the installer give any error messages? Did it get
to the end and offer to display the README file? Have
you tried removing the install directory and installing
Apache again?

Note you should not reboot after installing (or
deinstalling) Apache. Nowhere in the install or
documentation does it tell you to reboot (I guess it
won't do any harm, but only stupid application software
should require an OS reboot so Apache doesn't).

To run Apache manually, you need to give it the full
pathname. For example, C:\Apache\apache -d C:\Apache.

To check the registry, look in
\HKLM\SOFTWARE\Apache Group\Apache\1.3.4.



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