[Koha] POSIX error in Windows98SE/XP !!!
dana at sefovan.org
Sat Jan 15 00:37:48 NZDT 2005
What?! The install/upgrade script is suppose to work in Windows? No Way!!
You know, I have to admit, I didn't file an error report because, frankly, I didn't think it was appropriate. I usually like to ask a question or two in the lists to see if I've found an error or if it's just my configuration or some dumb mistake I have made. But, previously when I asked about a page not displaying correctly in IE, I received replies like, "That's not a bug, it's a feature!", yuck, yuck, yuck.
Maybe I'm way off base but I would have been very surprised if the Unix/Linux designed install script could ever work on Windows without a complete re-write. You first have to install something like Cygwin to make Windows look like Unix and then you still run into problems with commands that are not implemented, incompatible file names, etc. I assumed Windows users were simply expected to wait until a Windows Installer package was built by someone like Rob Weir.
Okay, sorry for being hyper-critical. I would be glad to assist in debugging the install script for Windows but I'll have to go back and review the problems I had. Seriously, there were so many that I gave up on the script altogether.
Let me know how I can help. I have a test machine that I can dedicate to this and a small database that is working under 2.0.0.
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