Updates and extensions

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Updates and extensions

Postby hwalker1 » 29. December 2011 13:12

1. I am using Xamp 1.73 on a Windows 7 64 bit machine to test linux sites prior to uploading to the web. It works fine, but I have had it for a number of years. If I install the latest update, will it have any effecr on the existing websites on my system?
2. I also want to install a gallery system on my local machine to set it up prior to uploading it to the web. This needs the following support: the GD library, or the ImageMagic convert utility or NetPBM. Does Xampp include any of these, and if not, can they be added?

Best wishes
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Re: Updates and extensions

Postby Sharley » 29. December 2011 13:13

Would you be so kind as to add your XAMPP version and Operating System to your profile as per these instructions:
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Re: Updates and extensions

Postby hwalker1 » 29. December 2011 13:40

The post and the profile have been changed as requested.
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Re: Updates and extensions

Postby JonB » 29. December 2011 16:52

Hi -

A. -
If I install the latest update, will it have any effecr on the existing websites on my system?


as long as your work did not require 'adding to XAMPP' (in the form of libraries or extensions) - your work will probably be OK. You will want to backup any MySQL or SQLite databases you have created along the way. Needless to say - also copy/backup your DocumentRoot(s) and any modifications to Apache conf files and make a copy of your php.ini to work from (do not try to 'copy it' into your new install).

B. -
This needs the following support: the GD library


Although it is not listed on the XAMPP for Windows 1.77 DL page:
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html

GD support is built-in - you can confirm by running Instant Art or phpinfo() on XAMPP 1.7.7 Welcome page...

phpinfo() for XAMPP 1.7.7
gd
GD Support enabled
GD Version bundled (2.0.34 compatible)
FreeType Support enabled
FreeType Linkage with freetype
FreeType Version 2.4.3
GIF Read Support enabled
GIF Create Support enabled
JPEG Support enabled
libJPEG Version 6b
PNG Support enabled
libPNG Version 1.2.46
WBMP Support enabled
XBM Support enabled

Directive Local Value Master Value
gd.jpeg_ignore_warning 0 0

Good Luck
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