Bug 37360 - Install fails on Windows XP x64 when program files folder has been moved
Summary: Install fails on Windows XP x64 when program files folder has been moved
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Win32 MSI Installer (show other bugs)
Version: 2.0.55
Hardware: PC other
: P2 major (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-11-04 22:15 UTC by Nathan Baker
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:08 UTC (History)
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Description Nathan Baker 2005-11-04 22:15:59 UTC
Windows XP 64-bit edition uses two folders for programs. Their default locations are
X:\Program Files\         //For 64-bit programs
X:\Program Files (x86)\   //For 32-bit programs
where X: is the install drive.

I changed these folders to F:\ and F:\_x86\ respectively. I do not know if this
affects the bug or not.

When installing the program, since it is a 32-bit program the install directory
should default to 
"F:\_x86\Apache Group\"
but instead the installer sets the path to (this is copied directly from the
"F:\_x86\_x86\_x86\_x86\Apache Group\"
Attempting to remove the extra _x86 directories is ineffective, since it still
installs to that folder. Then, when it attempts to register the service, it
cannot find the executable so installation fails. 

It is possible that distributing a 64-bit installer and binary will fix this
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:30 UTC
Please help us to refine our list of open and current defects; this is a mass update of old and inactive Bugzilla reports which reflect user error, already resolved defects, and still-existing defects in httpd.

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