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Installing on Vista 64bit

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Avatar jathon0815 2 post(s)

Hello,

I’m kinda new to the BitNami world :-)

I’m trying to install the WAMPStack 1.0 beta on Vista Ultimate 64bit. I double click the installer, Vista asks me if I want to allow this program to run, I click “Allow”, and then nothing.

Has anyone else installed WAMPStack 1.0 beta on Vista64? Do I need to do anything different? Am I out of luck?

I have installed and run the individual stacks just fine, but I’d like to run multiple apps on a single WAMPStack instead of installing all the bits for each app.

Help?

-Brian

 
Avatar Daniel Lopez Administrator 140 post(s)

Umm, strange, specially as the other stacks installed fine… Can you do the following? Open a command console, do the following:

set INITDEBUG=1

bitnami-wampstack-1.0-beta-windows-installer.exe > log.txt

and let us now the contents of log.txt

Thanks!

 
Avatar jathon0815 2 post(s)

Thanks for the response Daniel. I did what you asked and nothing gets written into the log.txt file.

 
Avatar Daniel Lopez Administrator 140 post(s)

but does the file get created? it may be a permissions issue that you cannot write in that directory?

 
Avatar IceNine451 3 post(s)

I am having the same issue, using Vista 64 and when I try to run the WAMPStack installer 1.1-2, it will show the BitNami logo which will fade out and then it seems to hang. I looked into the process and it seems to spawn an instance of NETSTAT.exe and then do nothing else. I made the debug log as noted above with no issues, but the log only has one line in it, “Loading win32 2.1a1” and that’s it. I am running the machine with UAC turned off, but have also tried the “Run As Administrator” command with no change. If I kill NETSTAT.exe while leaving the installer running, the installer comes up with an error “Error running netstat -a : Program ended with an error exit code.” I have installed the MediaWiki package on this machine with no issues in the past, but have recently uninstalled it and am attempting to install WAMPStack and some other modules. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

edit I found that if I killed the NETSTAT process a couple of times (the installer seems to keep running it again after I kill it) then the installer would proceed. During the install, it seems as if the PHP portion of the installer gave a couple “Invalid Configuration Directive” errors, but after clicking OK on them when they come up (3 or 4 times), the installer seems to have completed successfully. The servers seem to be running, I can get the to phpMyAdmin page and have installed the MediaWiki, Coppermine and PHPbb modules which also seem to be working ok. I don’t know if anything still didn’t get configured right that may cause problems in the future though.

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

We have not tested on Vista x64 but it should work. We will investigate the reported issues. Thanks for reporting it.

 
Avatar mushimushi 5 post(s)

Hi there. I have the same problem when installing it on win vista 64bit. There I was, thinking; that seems interesting, maybe I can replace my old stuff (apache, etc.) with this, and it says it’s easy to install and maintain.

And then I got stuck at the first step; installing it. ;-)

The installer popped up, I clicked next, and then I got a pop-up saying there was an error, and the thing shut down. The (sub)directory has been created, but only a handful of things have actually been installed (such as the pdf). Anyway, it borked halfway (or actually at the start) of the installation.

I was already thinking it had something to do with the fact I have 64bit vista, and this thread seems to confirm it.

Anyone any ideas how to fix it? Is there a work around?

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

The main problem is the “(x86)” string in the installation directory. Could you try to install in an installation directory without “(x86)” ?

 
Avatar mushimushi 5 post(s)

nope, didn’t work. Tried to install it in a completely new folder under c:, but it still gave the error.

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Could you post the exact error that you are getting?

 
Avatar mushimushi 5 post(s)

Well, since I forgot the exact error, I tried installing it anew (in a subdir bitnami), but that didn’t work, since it had installed some stuff. Instead of deleting, I just made a new subdir (trybitnami)…and behold…it installed.

I’m not sure what happened the last time, since I AM sure I already tried to install it in a totally news dir…maybe there were still parts of my x86 install in my cache? Or something. I don’t know, but it didn’t work, then.

With the new dir, it all seemed to have installed (at least I didn’t get an error), so I’ll try it out and tinker with it a bit, now.

Just thought I should let you know.

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Thanks for letting us know.

 
Avatar mushimushi 5 post(s)

I do have some problems with Opina, but I don’t know if it’s 64bit related. I have now a wampstack and thought about installing different modules (I gathered from the site that this is a way to do it)…I got drupal working, but Opina… is it because it is a stack? But of the two possible downloads, I don’t see anything as ‘Opina-module’, like with all the rest. It doesn’t exist as module?

Can I use a Opina-stack and put on that a drupal module? And should I uninstall WAMP? And will I have the same problems on vista 64 with the Opina-stack as I did with the general WAMP-stack?

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

Opina is a Java based application so it is not possible to have a module for WAMP. You can install the Opina Stack in the same machine without problems and it should run well on 64 bits.

 
Avatar mushimushi 5 post(s)

Sigh…well, I have tried it several times with opina and other stacks, but I often encounter problems when installing (though the general WAMP-stack works, now). Nevertheless, I might suggest to have some in-depth testing of the stacks and modules (or telling those who makes them) on 64-bit vista-machines, since it seems there are still a lot of bugs in there, when it’s tried with a 64-bit OS.

I’ll check it out further in the future, but for now I have a bit too much trouble with it. Unless I take one of my older boxes…does WAMP and all the modules/stacks work on win2000 too?

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

We can not reproduce on our Windows Vista 64 bits but we will try to investigate the cause of your bug. Windows 2000 is also a supported platform.

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