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Setting up on XAMPP on Windows

Post by planix » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:48 am

Hi All,

I have just done a test install of the livecode server on the XAMPP bundle.

I had some problems and uninstalled and re-installed a number of times. I used the simple script as a test and each time the problem was that I was getting a 500 server error. It couldn't find what I was looking for.

So, I had a bit of a brain wave and looked at the Apache error log which read
script not found or unable to stat: C:/xampp/cgi-bin/livecode-server
. This really suggested the problem was in finding the livecode engine.

To the point. The documentation that comes with the server (LiveCodeNotes-4_6_4-Server.pdf) suggests that the modification to the config file should be
AddHandler livecode-script .lc
Action livecode-script /livecode-cgi/livecode-server
Actually it should be
AddHandler livecode-script .lc
Action livecode-script /livecode-cgi/livecode-server.exe
This is correctly but confusingly stated in LiveCode Lessons ... ith-apache.

Anyway. Though I'd just mention it in case someone else makes the same sort of error.

Now, I can start to blunder around on the server side. Yippee.
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