ERROR: Your install directory contains spaces [SOLVED]

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ERROR: Your install directory contains spaces [SOLVED]

Postby zudido » 28. December 2011 23:14

I got a question that i like an answer to if you can give one :)

Here is my issue after applying the update for the new the control panel:

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23:08:18  [main]    Control Panel Version: 3.0.11 [ Compiled: December 7th 2011 ]
23:08:18  [main]    Running with Administrator rights - good!
23:08:18  [main]    XAMPP Installation Directory: "c:\program files\xampp\"
23:08:18  [main]    ERROR: Your install directory contains spaces.  This will break programs
23:08:21  [main]    Initializing Modules
23:08:21  [main]    Starting Check-Timer
23:08:21  [main]    Control Panel Ready


"ERROR: Your install directory contains spaces. This will break programs"

The error obviously mean something is wrong but i can figure it out..
any help or advice is welcome :)
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Re: ERROR: Your install directory contains spaces

Postby Sharley » 28. December 2011 23:34

I have moved your post because it is not Control Panel Version 3 specific.


The answer is simple, do not install XAMPP to a folder with spaces or special characters as you did:
C:\Program Files\xampp

XAMPP contains many components ported from the Linux OS especially MySQL that will break if there is a space in a file or folder name.

XAMPP should be Installed in the root of a drive or partition for example C:\ or W:\ so for example you end up with C:\xampp or W:\xampp.


New users can find self help by reading these first:
readme_en.txt file in the xampp folder.
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xampp-windows.html

Some useful reading that may help you help us to find suitable solutions:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=48331
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=32670
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Re: ERROR: Your install directory contains spaces

Postby zudido » 28. December 2011 23:38

I will try that, but using a old version of xampp (1.7.3) i have had it in the same directory before never caused problems.

But i shall test your solution.
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Re: ERROR: Your install directory contains spaces

Postby zudido » 28. December 2011 23:53

Problem solved. :)

Cheers
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