[mapguide-internals] About the WiX installer

Jackie Ng jumpinjackie at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 10:21:51 EDT 2009

I guess it's because I forgot to configure webconfig.ini

Because now I can access the Site Administrator and invoke the map agent
(with the expected http authentication dialogs) using the IIS configuration!

Still no luck on the Apache side of things though.

- Jackie

Jackie Ng wrote:
> Update time:
> 1. I've added the IIS and IIS7 custom actions supplied by Autodesk. IIS7
> custom actions has not been integrated into the installer yet.
> 2. You should now be able to have an IIS-specific configuration and a
> Apache-specific configuration. If you msiexec the installer from the
> command-line setting MGWEB_CONFIG=IIS|APACHE, you should get certain
> features enabled and disabled. eg. If MGWEB_CONFIG=IIS, the apache web
> server will be disabled. This means we should now be able to toggle this
> value (and the affected features) via a custom dialog (yet to be done).
> 3. IIS configuration is slightly better than Apache. With IIS, php works
> and the mapagent works, but only through mapagent.exe (ie.
> http://localhost/mapguide/mapagent/mapagent.exe?OPERATION=...). The
> isapi_mapagent.dll handler seems to be properly mapped, but does nothing.
> I get login failed with Site Administrator.
> 4. Fixed a small issue with php.ini, there was a bug in the templating of
> the file, resulting in a bogus php extension path. Also the installer now
> writes the PHP path to the registry so it now knows where to look for
> php.ini
> The pressing issues at hand:
> 1. The mapagent. I can't find out if it works for Apache because it cannot
> load mod_mgmapagent.so and it is only working in IIS if you are using the
> executable (mapagent.exe) in your mapagent calls. 
> I have a small theory about why it won't load on Apache. Maybe it is
> because the mod_mgmapagent.so module was built with Visual Studio 2008,
> but the Apache web server binaries may have been built with something
> else? Would this make the apache module incompatible?
> - Jackie

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