XAMPP 1.7.2 on Windows98 SE: Install hiccups

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XAMPP 1.7.2 on Windows98 SE: Install hiccups

Postby redkite » 03. October 2009 14:32

Hi,

A while back I downloaded and installed xampp-win32-1.7.2.exe on to a Windows XP platform - no problems. Got PHP working with MySQL, with pages delivered by APACHE. Great!

More recently I tried to do the same install on to an old laptop running Windows98 SE.

The unpacking of files in to the C:\XAMPP directory went fine.

However, the automatic run of setup_xampp.bat then baulked, reporting ...

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c:\>php\php.exe -n -d output_buffering=1 -f "1
Bad command or file name

C:\>SET "_return="

C:\>
C:\>POPD
Bad command or file name

C:\>IF NEQ 0 (
Syntax error

C:\> ECHO.

c:\> IF """" NEQ "auto" (
Syntax error

C:\> PAUSE
Press any key to continue ...

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I tried running the script manually:

C:\xampp> setup_xampp

Same result, and a pop-up "Error Starting Program" window appeared.

A required .DLL file, DNSAPI.DLL, was not found.

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I then tried starting XAMPP using the Command Line Interpreter:

@C:\xampp
# xampp-cli start xampp

Error Starting Program
The XAMPP_CLI.EXE file is
linked to missing export ADVAPI.DLL:ChangeServiceConfig2A


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Looks like the configuration of the platform's Windows98 SE operating system is incomplete (?) ...
[Its CLI certainly does not know about PUSHD or POPD.]

Can someone please advise if there is an easy way around this hiccup?

Config:

OS Windows 98 [Version 4.10.2222]

256MB memory

Using a "command" window, launched from "Run ..." .

The DOS PATH is C:\windows;C:\windows\COMMAND.
I tried appending C:\XAMPP to it, but to no avail.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.2 on Windows98 SE: Install hiccups

Postby Wiedmann » 03. October 2009 18:11

XAMPP 1.7.2 on Windows98 SE

Windows 9x isn't a supported operating system.
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.2 on Windows98 SE: Install hiccups

Postby redkite » 05. October 2009 16:34

Wiedmann,

Thanks for replying. Appreciated.

I am very aware that Microsoft no longer offer support (helpline, fixes, etc.) for Windows98.
[They do continue to publish critical security patches though.
The OS is still in use on many machines.
I need to keep it on mine because I run several useful application packages which will not run on later Windows OSs.]


I chose to go down the XAMPP route as the basis for my current project because the main Apache Friends website at http://www.apachefriends.org/en/index.html quite clearly states ...

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XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use
- just download, extract and start.

At the moment there are four XAMPP versions:
....
a version for Windows 98, NT, 2000, 2003, XP and Vista,

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I have supplied evidence here that the first (highlighted) statement above is not true.
[... but may be due to a deficiency in my machine's configuration.]

Are you saying definitively (representing "XAMPP Product Release Management" ?) that the second (highlighted) statement above is not true?


Or is it just that install compatibility with a Windows98 has been deliberately removed with version 1.7.2 of XAMPP?

If so, is there still extant an earlier release of XAMPP that is definitely known to install on Windows98?

To avoid a 30Km round-trip to my client I need to get a MySQL CLI running locally to check out the syntax compatibility of SQL instructions that I am generating from an AWK script.

[I have already discovered (laboriously!) that MySQL needs a ";" at the end of each command, except the SOURCE command; also that "-" can not be used in a column name!]

Thanks again.
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.2 on Windows98 SE: Install hiccups

Postby Wiedmann » 05. October 2009 19:37

Are you saying definitively (representing "XAMPP Product Release Management" ?) that the second (highlighted) statement above is not true?

Correct. And thanks, we must change this page. Windows 98 and Windows NT is not supported. You need a Windows 2000, XP, Vista, (7), or a corresponding Windows Server Version.

[I have already discovered (laboriously!) that MySQL needs a ";" at the end of each command,

Reading the manual may help:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/mysql.html wrote:Using mysql is very easy. Invoke it from the prompt of your command interpreter as follows:
...
Then type an SQL statement, end it with “;”, \g, or \G and press Enter.


also that "-" can not be used in a column name!]

That's wrong. But you must quote identifiers with such characters:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/identifiers.html
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