Windows Server Core 2008 [Temp Solution]

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Windows Server Core 2008 [Temp Solution]

Postby petter » 06. December 2007 21:40

Hi Guys,

So I have embarked on a journey to try and setup XAMPP on Server 2008 (Core). This because IMHO it would be the ultimate setup since Core comes with NO old baggage.

So, I downloaded the latest release and ran the setup file, no problems at all thus far. I started the Control, still looking good.

I then downloaded Firefox portable as Core do not come with a web browser and launched it. When I try to access the localhost or 127.0.0.1 I get the following error message:

Welcome to XAMPP for Windows
Warning: include(.version) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in C:\htdocs\xampp\start.php on line 15

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '.version' for inclusion (include_path='.;C:\php\pear\') in C:\htdocs\xampp\start.php on line 15
!

Anyone have any pointers on this one? I would be more than happy to do some serious work to get this one to work as, again, Core seems like the Ultimate Setup IMHO.

TIA
/Petter
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Postby Izzy » 06. December 2007 21:56

No such file or directory in C:\htdocs\xampp\start.php on line 15

Then this file or path does not exist.

Check your path location is correct as it seems to be missing the root location.

C:\xampp\htdocs\xampp\start.php is where it would normally be if this path is where you installed XAMPP to.

Open xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf file in your text editor.
This is where Apache looks for this path in these 3 locations and is from my httpd.conf file with XAMPP installed to C:\xampp:
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ServerRoot "C:/xampp/apache"


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# DocumentRoot: The directory out of which you will serve your
# documents. By default, all requests are taken from this directory, but
# symbolic links and aliases may be used to point to other locations.
#
DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs"


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# This should be changed to whatever you set DocumentRoot to.
#
<Directory "C:/xampp/htdocs">



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Postby petter » 06. December 2007 22:36

You are correct, and this is what I normally would look at. But in this case it must be some sort of incompatibility. Reason I am saying that is due to the path being correct and all files are where they should be. Must be something else going on.

Anything else that could be making this happen?
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Postby Izzy » 06. December 2007 23:10

Take a look at the paths in:
xampp\apache\bin\php.ini
If you see relative paths then change to absolute paths
For example
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include_path = ".;C:\xampp\php\pear\;C:\xampp\php\zf\library;C:\xampp\php\zf\incubator\library"


Did you run the xampp_setup.bat file - as per the readme-en.txt file?


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Posted by Ridgewood available from Ridgewood'sDTX web site

2. Build Rich AJAX Applications - Faster
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Fully working with NO donations required to get a user/password
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Postby petter » 07. December 2007 18:57

Hi,

I probably should have pointed out that this is close to my 50th xampp server I am setting up so doing the initial install is very familiar to me.

This must be some other type of incompatibility, what exactly I am not sure.

Is there a way to email any of the developers? Also, since this is just a test server if anyone want RDP into a command line interface only let me know and I will setup that.

Thank you
Petter
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Postby Izzy » 07. December 2007 21:29

If you believe it to be a bug then report it:
http://bugs.xampp.org/my_view_page.php


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Posted by Ridgewood available from Ridgewood'sDTX web site

2. Build Rich AJAX Applications - Faster
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Fully working with NO donations required to get a user/password
===========================================
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Postby petter » 07. December 2007 21:56

Thank You Izzy.
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Postby petter » 12. December 2007 23:06

I have reported this as a bug but have done the following workaround:

1. Install XAMPP on a supported system.
2. Copy the XAMPP folder to the Windows 2008 Core install.
3. Run the Setup file.

This seems to function as far as I can tell. The http://127.0.0.1 reports that the services are not running but things are working very well. This will be the ULTIMATE setup IMHO as I can insert a done XAMPP install into a Windows 2008 Core image so it's already there at the time of install.

Reporting this on the bugs page also.

Thanks
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