windows installer - eyeballs needed

Dan Wierenga dwierenga at
Sat Mar 6 01:09:31 UTC 2010

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:25 AM, Byron Jones <byron at> wrote:
> i would appreciate another set of eyes across the installer, as well as
> testing in whatever environment you can get your hands on :)  i've tested
> it in windows 2003 and xp.

Looks great!  A few things I noticed, installing on Windows Vista Enterprise:

- the database password fields need some additional description. I
wasn't sure if I was "being asked for existing ones" or "setting  new

- the password fields need masking.  Very important especially
considering you're asking for a Windows account password. I think in
the ini file you can do "Type=Password" instead of "Type=Text"

- the scheduled tasks pop up a black cmd.exe window every time they
run.  I can't see a desktop interaction like that going over very
well, even if Bugzilla is meant to run as a "server-class"

- apache failed because IIS was running and already bound to port 80.
Maybe that's not going to be the typical case but it's probably useful
to try to detect.  When I stopped IIS and tried to start the apache
service, I go this in the event logs:

The Apache service named  reported the following error:
>>> httpd.exe: Syntax error on line 35 of C:/Program Files/Bugzilla/apache/conf/httpd.conf: ServerRoot must be a valid directory

Line 35 of the httpd.conf is "ServerRoot "C:/bugzilla/apache"

After changing that to
ServerRoot "C:/Program Files/bugzilla/apache"

I get this in the event logs:

The Apache service named  reported the following error:
>>> Syntax error on line 178 of C:/Program Files/Bugzilla/apache/conf/httpd.conf:     .

(yes, that's correct, just a line number and then a blank error).

line 178 is
DocumentRoot "C:/bugzilla/bugzilla"

which is also wrong.

I pretty much stopped testing there as it seems the httpd.conf still
needs some love.  :D

Great job so far though, it's pretty close.


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