XAMPP 1.8.3 Install Fails

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XAMPP 1.8.3 Install Fails

Postby tjsuominen » 23. September 2014 11:13

Hi,

I have tried to install XAMPP to my mounted network drive (which is a Buffalo LinkStation Mini, 1Tb NAS) without a success. My current OS is Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and I have admin priviledges.

After selecting the XAMPP components to install, I get an error dialog when continuing:
"The Directory L:\ is not writeable by the current user"

However, within Explorer (or Total Commander) I can copy files, make directories etc. perfectly to the drive root.

So, how can I overcome this and install XAMPP to my mounted network drive?

Thx in advance!

//timo
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Re: XAMPP 1.8.3 Install Fails

Postby apatchy » 23. September 2014 11:46

moi,

when you are trying to install, by double clicking on the setup file try to right click and choose run as administrator.
And it should fix the problem.
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Re: XAMPP 1.8.3 Install Fails

Postby tjsuominen » 23. September 2014 11:56

Terve.

Tried that too (sorry, forgot that from my original message), but same end-result.

Funny is (?), if I browse (click on the folder icon on installer) the directories, the "Network" shows nothing (not mapped L: -drive visible). It's fully visible on OS-level as mapped drive...

http://1drv.ms/1x69c87

//t
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Re: XAMPP 1.8.3 Install Fails

Postby apatchy » 23. September 2014 13:35

hi,

It is not recommended to install xampp(or any other software) on shared drives for performance and stability issues.
However if you still want to do that, have a look here http://www.eightforums.com/network-sharing/13597-programs-can-t-access-network-shares.html
It might help.
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Re: XAMPP 1.8.3 Install Fails

Postby Altrea » 23. September 2014 13:46

apatchy wrote:It is not recommended to install xampp(or any other software) on shared drives for performance and stability issues.

XAMPP is not designed for performance or stability.

You can install XAMPP on a network share, but you should be sure that this drive is accessible for the User XAMPP is running with too.
If you start XAMPP with enhanced administration rights the drive letter L: is not connected because it is only connected in users scope.
Use the UNC Path of that share instead
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Re: XAMPP 1.8.3 Install Fails

Postby tjsuominen » 23. September 2014 19:45

Thx @Altrea

Tried that in formats of:

\\linkstation\share1\xampp - did not work
//linkstation/share1/xampp - did not work
linkstation\share1\xampp - installed that WRONGLY under the directory where I downloaded the installer

In my Windows hosts file I have a line:
<ipaddr> linkstation

To map that NAS ipaddr as "linkstation"

However, I'm now unsure how to tell XAMPP installer the target diredtory in UNC-format. Could you guide me with that still :)

Thx!
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Re: XAMPP 1.8.3 Install Fails

Postby tjsuominen » 25. September 2014 09:21

I'm unsure how to tell XAMPP installer the target diredtory in UNC-format. Could you guide me with that still...

Anyone? :)
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Re: XAMPP 1.8.3 Install Fails

Postby Altrea » 25. September 2014 09:52

Yeah, sorry i have to correct myself. It seems not to be possible to install Apache completely to a network share by UNC path.
You can only define DocumentRoots by UNC path to swap the asset data to a network share location.
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Re: XAMPP 1.8.3 Install Fails

Postby tjsuominen » 25. September 2014 13:59

Thx @Altrea for the update.

Hmmm... that could (?) a future improvement then :)

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Re: XAMPP 1.8.3 Install Fails

Postby Altrea » 26. September 2014 06:30

This is not an XAMPP incompatibility, Apache itself could not be installed with UNC paths.
So you should ask the Apache developers for this future improvement
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