[mapguide-internals] About the WiX installer
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 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
> 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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