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From David Balažic <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] win32 install fails if drive letter removed
Date Mon, 05 Oct 2009 19:04:22 GMT
2009/10/5 William A. Rowe, Jr. <>:
> David Balažic wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Just checking here if this is a know bug.
>> I downloaded
>> on my Windows XP Pro SP3 system, started it, set some more or less
>> normal options (
>> set hostname, domain and email, the used the typical/default settings).
>> During that I removed an external drive (F:). Then when I clicked
>> Finish in the wizard,
>> I immediatelly got an error dialog about F: no being a valid drive.
>> After OKing it, I could just
>> close the installer. There was nothing installed.
>> As I was installing onto C:\... I don't see why the absence of F:
>> should break the installation.
>> Note: I also have Eset NOD32 v4.0 running.
> You are at the mercy of the Microsoft Installer here, I suspect the same behavior would
> occur if you installed most any package.  This falls into that strange category where
> Microsoft insists you close your programs before running an installer.
> And yes, anti-spy/spam/viralware all tend to interfere with installations, but they should
> not affect the apache installer in any particular manner.

Some more details:
 - I chose the "install for this user only" option
 - I reproduced it

The exact error message is : Error 1327.Invalid Drive: F:\

After that I cleaned up the disk letters and installed apache without problems.


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