On 8 Oct 2004 17:03:15 -0000, Kevin Kraeer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I'm a one man band working for an ad agency...good times. At any rate, a > client has requested that form values submitted through their website be > written to an excel document. > > I investigated and decided PEAR was probably my best bet (there's an excel > writer module if I understand correctly). So, I began what has become a > quest to successfully install PEAR to our staging server. > > It's a Win2K Server running IIS and PHP 4.3.6. Whoever initially installed > PHP 4 did not install PEAR along with it for some reason. So I decided to > run the command line installer, with the following directories set up: > > Installation prefix - C:\PHP\pear > Binaries Directory - $prefix\bin > PHP code directory - $ prefix\docs > Documentation base directory - $prefix\docs > Data Base Directory - $prefix\data > Tests Directory - $prefix\tests > php.exe Path - C:\PHP\php.exe > > I then run the installer, and it does fine for a while. Then, after > 'Extracting Installer....' appears I get this: > > Warning: main(PEAR.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory > in C:\PHP\pear\Archive\Tar.php on line 21 > > Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required 'PEAR.php' > (include_path='/C:\DOCUME~1\ADMIN~1.ORB\LOCALS~1\Temp\3\gop1c.tmp') in > C:\PHP\pear\Archive\Tar.php on line 21 > > So it seems pretty clear that it's an include path problem to me. In my > PHP.ini, go-pear added > > include_path=".;C:\php\pear" > > So maybe I need to change that to someplace else? But I'm also not so sure > about that forward slash in front of 'C:\DOCUME~`.....' > > Any ideas or advice would be greatly appreciated. As I said, I'm on a solo > mission over here - no IT guys, no programming dept. Just ME. heh.
This is probably going to get me flamed terribly, or rather completely ignored... If it is just you, why on earth don't you upgrade to a real operating system? *nix + apache[1-2] + php is go beautifully together..., won't cost you anything in licencing (assuming you don't get a proprietary unix), and is much less likely to be troubled by viruses and whatnot... I say this because usually the installation of these three packages is done with about 5 clicks, and gets configured pretty much by itself (of course, if you want security and stuff, you have to change the config, but I am sure that is not different to IIS...). Just a suggestion. Cheers Antoine -- G System, The Evolving GUniverse - http://www.g-system.at -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php