Something is wrong with the XAMPP installation :-(

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Something is wrong with the XAMPP installation :-(

Postby Swerve1000 » 28. April 2007 23:48

Hi,

I have installed both an older and the upto date version of XAMP but have had the same issue with both.

The index.html page placed into the .htdocs folder by default says "It works!" but when I try open the index.php with my browser it just keep getting the following:-

Something is wrong with the XAMPP installation :-(

I am stumped, what can this be? Using XP Pro SP2.

Many thanks :D
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Postby Wiedmann » 29. April 2007 00:57

when I try open the index.php with my browser

How did you'r doing this exactly?

(BTW: You have read the "readme_en.txt"?)
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Postby Swerve1000 » 29. April 2007 01:02

Thanks for your help :)

I right clicked on the php file from within the .htdocs window and selected 'open with' firefox. I have also entered the URL into the browsers address bar and clicked 'go' aswell.


I have gone through the readme and seen nothing, XAMP is supposed to work correctly right after installation. I have used it before, and not had this issue before.

I am slightly confused though, I have been using the .exe installer to install it all, but the README says the following:-

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"* QUICK INSTALLATION:

[NOTE: Unpack the package to your USB stick or a partition of your choice.
There it must be on the highest level like E:\ or W:\. It will
build E:\xampp or W:\xampp or something like this. Please do not use the "setup_xampp.bat" for an USB stick installation!]   

Step 1: Unpack the package into a directory of your choice. Please start the
"setup_xampp.bat" and beginning the installation. Note: XAMPP makes no entries in the windows registry and no settings for the system variables.

Step 2: If installation ends successfully, start the Apache 2 with
"apache_start".bat", MySQL with "mysql_start".bat". Stop the MySQL Server with "mysql_stop.bat". For shutdown the Apache HTTPD, only close the Apache Command (CMD).

Step 3: Start your browser and type http://127.0.0.1 or http://localhost in the location bar. You should see our pre-made
start page with certain examples and test screens.

Step 4: PHP (with mod_php, as *.php, *.php3, *.php4, *.phtml), Perl by default with *.cgi, SSI with *.shtml are all located in => C:\xampp\htdocs\.
Examples:
- C:\xampp\htdocs\test.php => http://localhost/test.php
- C:\xampp\myhome\test.php => http://localhost/myhome/test.php"


Do I need to do this or does the .exe installer does it all for you?
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Postby Wiedmann » 29. April 2007 09:53

I right clicked on the php file from within the .htdocs window and selected 'open with' firefox.

This does not work.

I have also entered the URL into the browsers address bar and clicked 'go' aswell.

Which URL?

I have gone through the readme and seen nothing,

readme_en.txt wrote:
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...
Step 3: Start your browser and type http://127.0.0.1 or http://localhost in the location bar.
...
Step 4: ...
Examples:
- C:\xampp\htdocs\test.php => http://localhost/test.php
...
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