Apache Can't start (Win7 64) 1.7.7 [SOLVED]

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Re: Apache Can't start (Win7 64) 1.7.7

Postby Sharley » 05. November 2011 06:59

Possibly a corrupted download that I suspected may have been your issue but had to make sure by downloading a fresh copy especially after we tried most of the know fixes - fingers crossed. :)
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Re: Apache Can't start (Win7 64) 1.7.7

Postby imroue » 05. November 2011 07:04

:(
Is there something I can run to allow it to be in a different directory?

The odd thing is I have another desktop, with the exact copy of windows 7 (64) and exact copy of these files, I copied over to the exact directory d://myserver/xampp (on the desktop) and it works fine.
The laptop is giving me attitude.

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Diese Eingabeforderung nicht waehrend des Running beenden
Bitte erst bei einem gewollten Shutdown schliessen
Please close this command only for Shutdown
Apache 2 is starting ...
httpd.exe: Syntax error on line 61 of D:/MyServer/xampp/apache/conf/httpd.conf:
Cannot load D:/MyServer/xampp/apache/modules/mod_actions.so into server: The spe
cified module could not be found.

Apache konnte nicht gestartet werden
Apache could not be started
Press any key to continue . . .


What would cause apache not to be able to create an error.log ... permissions seem to be correct.
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Re: Apache Can't start (Win7 64) 1.7.7

Postby Sharley » 05. November 2011 07:15

The only file that changes all the paths in the xampp folder is the setup_xampp.bat file.

Suggestion:
Why copy the xampp folder over to the laptop?

Why not just copy the archive file you download on to your laptop, then extract the xampp folder from the file you just download into a directory you newly created D:\myserver so then you have D:\myserver\xampp, now tun the setup bat file.

This will eliminate any issues with copying the extracted xampp folder to your laptop.

If your laptop gives you more attitude you have a wonderful waterfall to drop it over near where you live. :D
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Re: Apache Can't start (Win7 64) 1.7.7

Postby imroue » 05. November 2011 07:20

The reason I am doing it this way, is because I have the entire xampp folde in SVN.. that way if I do any changes when I am on one environment, I just do an svn update... i usually have the same exact environments..
this worked well for me in the 1.7.3.... and i really like 1.7.7 :D

So the setup_xampp.bat... seems to say "nothing to do" when i copy it over... makes sense and at the same time I wonder if that's the issue?
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Re: Apache Can't start (Win7 64) 1.7.7

Postby Sharley » 05. November 2011 07:24

Well if you copy it over from say C:\xampp on your desktop to your laptop D:\myserver\xampp then the bat file will have plenty to do.

So try right clicking on the bat file and run it as administrator even though you may be logged in as an administrator.
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Re: Apache Can't start (Win7 64) 1.7.7

Postby imroue » 05. November 2011 07:26

i copied it from my desktop d:\myserver\xampp (the one that works)
to my laptop d:\myserver\xampp (the one with the attitude).

So you think i should copy it to c:\xampp on my laptop and then move it to d:\myserver\xampp on my laptop to force the bat file to do something?

I always run the bat file as admin.
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Re: Apache Can't start (Win7 64) 1.7.7

Postby Sharley » 05. November 2011 07:29

Anything is worth a try at this stage as there is something strange happening with this D partition on your laptop.
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Re: Apache Can't start (Win7 64) 1.7.7

Postby imroue » 05. November 2011 07:34

Ok, so I solved my issue.
This is what I did.. I installed a fresh copy into the same directory d:/myserver (this under svn control).
I ran the bat file to get it setup
I then did an svn update, to get all my files from svn and it left all the setup in tact (since it's exactly the same fresh copy on my desktop).
it only updated a few htdocs files.. interesting, but I wish we could have figured out what the real issue was.

I've been using xampp for almost 10 years now.. it's awesome.

When the new 2012 updates are done, is there a way to notify us?

In any case, thanks very much for your assistance.
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Re: Apache Can't start (Win7 64) 1.7.7

Postby Sharley » 05. November 2011 07:43

imroue wrote:but I wish we could have figured out what the real issue was.
I believe you had more than one issue, a possible corrupt download or extract issue and the main culprit the SVN control of the D:\myserver\xampp folder.
So I would investigate the SVN issue further so you are well aware of how it establishes control of a folder.

There is a Twitter link on the main Apache Friends web page down at the bottom that may inform when there is an update.
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html
http://twitter.com/apachefriends

There is also a FaceBook link.


I am pleased you now have it functioning and can move forward. 8)

Good luck and best wishes. :)
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