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Comments on Profile Post by Emily

  1. Emily
    Emily
    But I guess now they only distribute the Source code and you have to compile it yourself? It requires MicroSoft Visual Studio C++ to compile? WTF? I don't remember doing any of this at all before.
    Oct 20, 2015
  2. Kyle
    Kyle
    In 2015, the year of our lord: why are you using Apache?
    Oct 20, 2015
  3. Emily
    Emily
    What else are you suppose to use? I thought Apache was pretty standard. I know some people download packages like XAMPP and stuff, but I've never done that. It's the same thing plus a bunch of extra stuff I don't use.
    Oct 20, 2015
  4. Benderius
    Benderius
    Apache is for people like me who need a newb web server up for a reason. You can get away with python.
    Oct 20, 2015
  5. Emily
    Emily
    I've never used Apache for anything other hosting some images, sharing files, Perl, and Java stuff. I remember it used to take me less than 5 minutes to set this up. Download. Install. Start httpd. Portfoward 80. On Windows, I had to make sure it was allowed on Windows firewall. I would be all good to go. I don't understand why it is being a pain in the ass today.
    Oct 20, 2015
  6. Emily
    Emily
    My main issue with Apache is I want to use nmake to build it, but cannot figure out how to get nmake. I have downloaded and tried a bunch of different Visual C++ stuff, but nothing seems to come with nmake or it is not adding it to my PATH. I am frustrated with this.
    Oct 20, 2015
  7. Emily
    Emily
    Downloading Visual Community? It is like 5 GB with a custom install only Visual C++. None of the other options checked. WTF. I am seriously considering just wiping this computer and putting Gentoo on it. I would just be screw until Joshy came back to town if I wanted to go back to Windows if CS:S didn't work appropriately.
    Oct 20, 2015
  8. Emily
    Emily
    Okay. I finally got nmake. Thing still wouldn't compile. I had an idea. I googled Apache msi. Found from the Apache website itself Apache 2.2 (instead of 2.4) with msi. Download. Install. Httpd ran just like I remember it used to. Typing my IP in the url didn't work still (even though I was port forwarding 80). I figured this was probably the Windows Firewall issue so I edited that to allow port 80. Worked! Then I was trying to cgi-bin to work so I could execute Perl in it. I kept using #!/usr/bin/perl, which is what I am used to typing. Even though this worked in the command line when I executed the program, it didn't work on the web. I didn't realize this until searching the web and it said that it was probably cause my shebang line (I checked other things like my config file and security settings). So I finally have Apache running so I can host things online and my Perl programs can execute for people who visit my website. God, I hate web development stuff, lol!
    Oct 21, 2015
  9. Emily
  10. Emily
    Emily
    Oh, I have a static IP also so I don't have to worry about losing that IP.
    Oct 21, 2015
  11. Benderius
    Benderius
    Oh hey, someone was excited last night. That is wicked. I want to get into more web server dev, all my *legal media providers* are all python based and I started to love python. With me being embedded dev, it's like complete opposite.

    BTW I do suggest you invest in some sort of VM with linux. Windows dev sounds like hell. And yes Visual Studio has ballooned to 20GB and more on Win 10.
    Oct 21, 2015
  12. atxdragon
    atxdragon
    yum install httpd
    Oct 21, 2015