XAMPP 1.7.4 doesn't work well.

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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby Sharley » 26. January 2011 02:05

Rantaro wrote:I tried to upgrade XAMPP 1.7.4 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/xampp/files/XAMPP%20Windows/1.7.4/) from 1.7.3, but Apache & MySQL did't work well. Please teach me why. Is this test version?
It is not possible to upgrade a stable XAMPP release by installing over the top with a beta version or any XAMPP version unless it is specifically an upgrade version which will be suitably named.

The XAMPP for Windows 1.7.4 is still in beat 5 state and so is not ready for stable release at this point.

However if you want to install a beta version then download it from here:
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-beta.html
...and unpack it to folder other than the one you are using for the XAMPP 1.7.3 stable version, for example C:\xamppbeta for the beta 1.7.4 version instead of C:\xampp for the stable 1.7.3 version.

If you install the beta version then report any issues you may have by filling in the form provided on the above beta link web page, not here in these forums.

Good luck and best wishes.
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby CynicalRyan » 26. January 2011 13:52

Sharley wrote:[It is not possible to upgrade a stable XAMPP release by installing over the top with a beta version or any XAMPP version unless it is specifically an upgrade version which will be suitably named.

The XAMPP for Windows 1.7.4 is still in beat 5 state and so is not ready for stable release at this point.

Then it should be labelled as such. http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html#641 does not say that it's a beta release, nor does this tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/apachefriends/st ... 3544353792

Both of this indicates that 1.7.4 is a stable release (which is difficult to believe, considering the control panel doesn't seem to be able to detect its current working directory, yet is able to function properly after launch).
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby Sharley » 26. January 2011 22:45

After I made my reply the XAMPP for Windows version 1.7.4 stable was officially released.
viewtopic.php?p=172737#p172737
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby Sharley » 27. January 2011 02:27

Why are you cross posting all over the forums?

Not good etiquette and apart from that you are providing absolutely no information to work with to try and solve your issues - we do not have a crystal ball that allows us to see what you see and do on your PC, you have to tell us in great detail.

Please delete your cross posts by clicking on the X in your post or by editing your post and then tick on the delete check box.

I may answer in this topic only if more details are provided and you delete your cross posts.
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby Sharley » 27. January 2011 03:13

XAMPP 1.7.4 works well for me and thanks for deleting your cross posts. 8)

You did delete the 1.7.3 version xampp folder after stopping Apache and MySQL and removing any ticks in the Svc check boxes before closing the XAMPP Control Panel?

Run \xampp\xampp-portcheck.exe and make sure all ports are free...
...paste here if they are not free with what is using port 80 and 443 and 3306.

Drag \xampp\apache\logs\error.log file into your text editor and see if there are any clues why Apache can't start.

Usually if an incorrect clean uninstall procedure is followed the symptoms you describe will present themselves.

With the above info we may be able to find what is giving you a problem and find a solution.
Rantaro wrote:(Sorry, my mother language isn't English, then don't blame my poor English!)
Where are you from and what is your mother language? :)
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby Sharley » 27. January 2011 06:18

This Japanese page is working:
http://www.apachefriends.org/jp/xampp-windows.html
But there is only English and German support pages in the forum.

2009 since the last posts so must be closed perhaps.
http://support.exxaxon.co.jp/
You would know more about this site than I. :wink:

When you installed XAMPP you would have run the setup_xampp.bat file, is that correct?
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby Sharley » 27. January 2011 06:40

OK, Stop Apache and MySQL using the XAMPP Control Panel

Next, go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc and find the HOST file.

Drag this file into your text editor.

Find this line:
::1 localhost

Comment it out so it looks like this:
# ::1 localhost

Save the file.

Start Apache and MySQL using the XAMPP Control Panel and then try and access http://localhost/ again.

Let me know back please if you can access now using both localhost and 127.0.0.1.

BTW your English is very good and I can understand you quite well. :)
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby Sharley » 28. January 2011 01:56

Rantaro wrote:I tried to find its comment, but I couldn't discover that.

In the hosts file do you see at the beginning, after the # commented lines, this line?:
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127.0.0.1 localhost
Please let me know back about this, thanks.


So lets recap your issues:
1. You can't access by typing http://localhost/ in your browser - don't add xampp/ after.
What does show in your browser window when you try this address?
Any clues in the \xampp\apache\logs\error.log file - paste any [errors] or [warning] messages here - but not [notice] messages?

2. You can access using http://127.0.0.1/
What do you see in your browser when using the above address? - don't add xampp/ after.

3. You can Start both Apache and MySQL in the XAMPP Control Panel

4. You have removed the ticks in all the Svc boxes?

5. After starting Apache and mySQL you see both are showing running in green.

6: Apache Admin button takes you to the XAMPP Welcome Home Page - the same page when you type http://127.0.0.1/ in your browser?

7. MySQL Admin button does nothing - correct?
The MySQL admin button used to open MySQLAdmin but there were too many issue for support so it was removed and the button made useless - as it is now.
In the 1.7.3 version the admin button was linked to phpMyAdmin and so would open the phpMyAdmin page.
You will now have to type in your browser http://localhost/phpmyadmin instead to get to the MySQL Admin.

8. The setup_xampp.bat file is totally different to the one in version 1.7.3

9. I agree that 1.7.4 is altogether working differently than 1.7.3 and has inherited some very old bad earlier version habits that were eliminated in 1.7.3.
See this topic:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=44294


So if you don't need the upgraded XAMPP comments like Apache, MySQL, PHP and phpMyAdmin, then may I suggest you uninstall the retrograde 1.7.4 version and reinstall the more stable and feature rich 1.7.3 version again.

Good luck and my best wishes.
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby Sharley » 28. January 2011 05:25

Your welcome and I am pleased that you have solved this issue and are now ready to move forward. :D

Good luck and my best wishes.
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby Sharley » 01. February 2011 00:53

Rantaro wrote:1. PHPMyAdmin screen (http://localhost/phpmyadmin/) is not opened from MySQL's Administration button of XAMPP Control Panel. Now I can only access from pagelink of XAMPP pagehttp://localhost).
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=44327 Item 4 has the answer for you.


Rantaro wrote:2. I can access MySQL Database from PHPMyAdmin, but not from MySQL odbc.
As far as I recall, phpMyAdmin is not an interface for ODBC.
What error message if any tells you MySQL ODBC won't access your database?
Did you install a connector? for MySQL ODBC ? - results in Japanese for you? ;)
Results in English

ODBC with phpMyAdmin issues:
http://www.access-programmers.co.uk/for ... p?t=176327
The text only archive version here for better web translating perhaps:
http://www.access-programmers.co.uk/for ... 76327.html

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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby Sharley » 01. February 2011 02:23

1. Don't hold your breath waiting for the button to be fixed.
If you know how to change the Admin button behavior then the source code for the XCP is in \xampp\src\xampp-control-panel folder.


The MySQL documentation is always a good place to start for MySQL issues:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/ ... erver.html
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby simon_a6 » 01. February 2011 12:31

Hi all

I have just attained a new laptop with Windows 7 64 BIT.
I used XAMPP on Windows Vista 32BIT without a single problem.

But now I am running the 1.7.4 version of XAMPP (as that is what is given as default), I get all sorts of errors running local web sites.

Notice: Undefined index: head in C:\xampp\phpMyAdmin\site\index.php on line 356

This is the code:
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$head = $_REQUEST['head'];
                if ($head != NULL) { echo "<div class='head'>
                $head</div>";}


Nothing terribly complicated.
Someone told me it was because error reporting needs to be set. I've no idea what that means, or where you set it.

Can someone please help?
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby Sharley » 01. February 2011 12:44

simon_a6 wrote:I have just attained a new laptop with Windows 7 64 BIT.
Please see this post item 12.
viewtopic.php?p=173011#p173011

Notice: Undefined index: head in C:\xampp\phpMyAdmin\site\index.php on line 356
Your site folder goes in the htdocs folder (DocumentRoot) not in the phpMyAdmin folder.



Please post your 1.7.4 problems in the topic linked below so we can keep all 1.7.4 issues in the one place for easy referencing:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=44327

Thanks and best wishes.
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby simon_a6 » 01. February 2011 13:42

Hi guys
I have the answer - tho u may know this anyway.
Uninstall 1.7.4 (tho keep your DBs).
Restart.
Download the 1.7.3 from Soundforge.
Then install it and watch the COMMAND screen and give the right answers.

Then your local files will run. Just taken me all morning and hours last night to figure this out.

But it works on W7 64bit.
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Re: XAMPP 1.7.4 didn't work well.

Postby simon_a6 » 01. February 2011 15:30

Ah ok, cool.
No I just use probably the basics which work for me.
But once it worked, after such a headache (as this is my job to use it via my laptop), it was such a huge relief.

Seeing so many problems reported, just nice to let people know how to get around it if they come across it.

All I got from another forum was that I had a bunch of errors in my code, and that error reporting needed to be changed.
Frankly, if there are no errors on the live sites, and the hosts aren't reporting errors in the logs, I don't really care!

Plus, the errors it reported I just didn't get anyway.
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