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Running slash on Windows 2000/IIS 5.0?

posted by Krow on 02:25 PM July 13th, 2001   Printer-friendly   Email story
Strangley Unbiased writes "I want to run slash on Win2000/IIS 5.0. Could you tell me what I should do for it to work correctly? I have installed ActivePerl for perl scripting, I've got Slash, and I'm downloading mySQL for Win32.Please help!"
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  • by Anonymous Coward
    Follow these instructions:

    C:\format c:

    install a linux boot cd

    Boot and install Linux

  • Idiot, you can't format C: from C:, he will have to boot from floppy A: and then type Format C: at the A: prompt. Then he'll have to buy a linux book, study, go through an little trial and error witht he installation. 6 months from now he will have a Slash site and a huge Linux ego like you.

    Mr. Unbiased, you probably wouldn't of gotten bashed if you hadn't mentioned IIS 5.0. Stick with Apache, MySql and Perl. Throw the MS web server out. Win2k will get you going, but you'll switch to Linux eventually. 8)
  • This is too funny. Didn't we have this discussion before with some guy who started winslash [sourceforge.net] on sourceforge?

    I think if you wanted to run slash, it would be easier to run it on a Unix system. I mean, you can go build a cheapo server for like $300 or so. Slap linux or freebsd on it........and boom. Slash works great.

    Otherwise, you'll spend all your time pulling your hair out.........

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    It's either on the beat or off the beat, it's that easy.
  • wow. i thought slashcode was relatively devoid of comments like the above, that sort of imature behavior is usualy reserved for slashdot.

    why not just answer his question. Oh wait! i know why, because you dont know. well why dont you admit that and let someone try and help him.
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    --DrewSpud
  • by Anonymous Coward
    there is no help for him idiot. this has been discussed before. it is not worth trying to get slash to work on windows.
  • You need Apache, MySQL, Perl, slashcode several Perl modules and ¡mod_perl! for Apache. I think that this could be the most difficult. Perl is a multiplatform language and I don't think slashcode use in many place platform specific code, like fork.


    I think that with a bot of work you can avoid the use of mod_perl but slashcode uses it more in each release to have a better performance so you are going to need it.


    ¡Good luck!

  • If the server's running IIS, then you don't need mod_perl. AFAIK, there aren't any PERL plug-ins for IIS, so you'd basically have reload WinPERL over and over and over again (lot's of overhead, when compared to using ASP's), and all sorts of things like that. It sounds like rather than go through the headache of a port, the easier thing to do would be to use slashcode as an inspiration for a new project, based on windows technologies. (IIS/ASP/ODBC (for flexibility)).
  • Seriously. There is ****NO*** reason to use W2K. It has been discussed many times before. It can't be done. Period.

    Why in the world does slashcode have a 'Doze topic icon?

    Windows is a festering boil in the arse of humanity. It's bad enough on desktops. Why people run it on servers is beyond me....
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    Yoder Internet Development [yoderdev.com]: Honest and Affordable Web Solutions
  • > Why in the world does slashcode have a 'Doze topic icon?

    For clients, I suppose. :-)

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    Check out the Slash in Italian Project [kenobi.it]

  • A couple of years ago, running Apache+mod_perl under Windows was doable, but very difficult and prone to problems. I don't know if it's getting easier or not, I just know that I run into problems to build Slash on a Digital Unix box without gcc - trying with Windows seems to me a useless waste of time.

    There are packages in Slash that are real mod_perl plugins. If you cannot run mod_perl (not any Perl under any server, but real mod_perl under real Apache) you cannot run Slash 2.

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    Check out the Slash in Italian Project [kenobi.it]

  • Well, running windows in a UNIX/Linux network can be an option, but still: besides text editing and streaming windows media, I wouldn't rely on it though.
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    myquest: gathering all information my 2 braincells can handle.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    I'm really quite disturbed at the sheer intolerance and hostility given by the slashweasels around here.

    I see that pretty much all of the comments here are completly anti-windows, and completly unhelpful.

    Lets Look at suggestion number 1:
    Follow these instructions:
    C:\format c:

    Install a linux boot cd

    Boot and install Linux


    Dumbass number1 didn't seem to understand that the question was about how to run slashcode in Windows and IIS.

    number 2:

    Mr. Unbiased, you probably wouldn't of gotten bashed if you hadn't mentioned IIS 5.0. Stick with Apache, MySql and Perl. Throw the MS web server out. Win2k will get you going, but you'll switch to Linux eventually. 8)

    Number2 is slightly more helpful, but really, there are a large large large number of windows servers out there. Just because someone wants to run win2000 as a web server doesn't mean that he is neccasarily wrong. Some of us run both windows 2000 servers, Sun Solaris servers and linux servers. I personally would love to use ASP.NET on linux, but they are a little behind right now, so I use windows 2000 for web applications. My Choice.

    number 3:

    Otherwise, you'll spend all your time pulling your hair out.........

    Number3 is slightly more helpful, and more to the point telling the truth. Slashcode don't wanna run on windows. I'm sure that you could beat it into submission eventually, but I don't think you'd live that long.
    number 4:

    why not just answer his question. Oh wait! i know why, because you dont know. well why dont you admit that and let someone try and help him.

    Good answer.

    I'm getting tired of this. It pretty much boils down to

    No one has gotten slashcode to run on windows server.

    The only progress is being made by the winslash [sourceforge.net] people. Still 'weeks' away from 0.1 alpha.

    Your only choices are either to help winslash or write your own. Or stop using windows 2000 as a server.

    • No one has gotten slashcode to run on windows server.
    • The only progress is being made by the winslash people. Still 'weeks' away from 0.1 alpha.
    • Your only choices are either to help winslash or write your own. Or stop using windows 2000 as a server.

    Unfortunately, that's the simple truth. There is software which doesn't run on Windows.

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    Check out the Slash in Italian Project [kenobi.it]

  • Exactly
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    It's either on the beat or off the beat, it's that easy.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    BBzzzzzzz! Wrong! It's not worth trying to work with the assholes who write slash to port it. Winslash is going away, and will eventually run Scoop on win32 instead.
  • No one has gotten slashcode to run on windows server.

    Not strictly true. We had/have working code. Once the decision was made that we could not work with the assholes who develop slash, it was shelved. I'd be happy to turn it over to someone not associated with this site or andover. -- Vlad
  • ...And "You are an idiot" to others.A simple "It won´t work on Windows" would be pretty much enough, but noooo you had to show how smart and cool you are and make jokes about 'Windoze' and "format C:". I've learned to ignore such lameness on Slashdot (cause the rest is worth reading) but when someone asks something and you don't know the answer, just don't answer! (Jesus, is it that hard?).
    Anyway, thanks to the people who posted (or emailed) useful info.
    For those of you interested, the conclusion seems to be that you can't run Slash on Win2000/IIS 5.0, but if you push things hard you can make it work on Win2000/Apache/mod_perl/mysql. For those who want an alternative for Windows , there's the quite cross-platform PHPNuke [phpnuke.org] ,which I guess I'm going to use(I would prefer perl though).
    And by the way, I HAVE to use Windows (I didn't think I had to point that out but hey, most of you aren't so smart after all!) If I could choose, why would I ever want to use it to run a Linux-based system?

    And thanks again to those bothered to answer my question straight-forwardly.


    And by the way, you CAN format C: from C: indeed.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Windows is a festering boil in the arse of humanity...

    This is my new .sig
  • > Windows is a festering boil on the arse of humanity. So are OS evangelists.
  • Firstly, some of the comments in response to this question have been totally immature and arrogant. You do yourselves and this application no justice by dismissing queries in this way. This post [slashdot.org] on Slashdot [slashdot.org] by Rob Malda supports this point of view. You would do well to read this.

    Open source applications such as this should be able to run on as many platforms as possible. They will be used far more widely if this is the case. Bear in mind many of us inside companies do not have the choice to run Linux. So
  • Activestate Perl now supports nearly 90% of CPAN modules including, I believe, all those required by Slash.

    Running Slash on Win2k can be and has been done (search the archives of this site). Your main problem is that Slash *can't* run without mod_perl. Win2K isn't the problem: IIS is. Apache and mod_perl work OK - though Apache 2 will be far more secure than 1.x will ever get on Win32. If you can hold out until Apache2 gets out of beta, do.

    Unacceptable? Try it as it is. I've noticed very few Slash users caring much about reliability, security or scalability [which isn't to say that Bender isn't capable of these things, but rather that /. doesn't attract very many people who understand the terms an more]. Or get Geeklog or PHPslice for PHP. Both run very nicely on Win32 and aren't buggy badly-coded crap, as phpnuke is.

    Better still, if beta-quality software isn't an acceptable alternative to Slash for you, try Zope. All its packages, including Squishdot, run on all its supported platforms, and you can roll yer own in either Python or Perl.
  • ActivePerl has a IIS plug-in.