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Petzy

Deploying as ISAPI - running Apache XAMPP

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Hi,

 

First issue I'm having:

 

Deleted the following line from the project .dpr file:

{$define UNIGUI_VCL} // Comment out this line to turn this project into an ISAPI module

The .dpr now looks like this:

{$ifndef UNIGUI_VCL}
library
{$else}
program
{$endif}
  COPSI;


uses
  uniGUIISAPI,
  Forms,
  ServerModule in 'ServerModule.pas' {UniServerModule: TUniGUIServerModule},
  MainModule in 'MainModule.pas' {UniMainModule: TUniGUIMainModule},
  u_main in 'u_main.pas' {MainForm: TUniForm},
  u_login in 'u_login.pas' {UniLoginForm1: TUniLoginForm},
  u_map in 'u_map.pas' {MapForm: TUniForm},
  u_pdf in 'u_pdf.pas' {pdfForm: TUniForm},
  u_feedback in 'u_feedback.pas' {feedbackForm: TUniForm},

{$R *.res}


{$ifndef UNIGUI_VCL}
exports
  GetExtensionVersion,
  HttpExtensionProc,
  TerminateExtension;
{$endif}


begin
{$ifdef UNIGUI_VCL}
  ReportMemoryLeaksOnShutdown := True;
  Application.Initialize;
  TUniServerModule.Create(Application);
  Application.Run;
{$endif}
end.

In Rad Studio I've set Build Configurations to Release in the Project Manager

 

I compile then go to the \Release folder in my Project folder and there is no copsi.dll file - just copsi.exe

So it's not compiling and releasing as a .dll as dev manual says it should once I uncomment/delete that first line from the .dpr

And yes, I did select Standalone / ISAPI when initially creating the project from the wizzard.

 

What's going on?

 

My second problem:

 

Installed XAMPP, configured httpd.conf with all thats needed.

 

In httpd.conf:

 

LoadModule isapi_module modules/mod_isapi.so is uncommented (no #) in front.

AddHandler isapi-handler .dll - added to httpd.conf

 

Added this  to httpd.conf as per development manual instructions:

 

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Renamed copsi.exe (read 1st problem) to copsi.dll - figured maybe it's just a bug and it spits it out with a different name but as a dll

 

Copied the file to C:\webapps

 

I start apache - opening up localhost in browser takes me to the apache dashboard (xampp/htdocs)

Opening localhost/webapps/ says not found

Opening localhost/webapps/copsi.dll says not found

 

Thats with the paths left set to default as they were (extjs and the rest)

I even copied all the folders (extjs and the rest) to C:\webapps and set the paths in ServerModule to .\[extjs] and so forth (all the rest)

 

Still same thing happens.

 

What am I doing wrong so far?

 

I'd like to deploy it as ISAPI and run it with XAMPP just to see it/how it works out of Standalone.

 

Let me know if I forgot to mention any info. Thanks!

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1. Uncomment that top line, like it says

2. Close your project.

3. Open it again

4. Compile it

5. Find the DLL - it is there somewhere, do a search

6. Copy the DLL to the directory

7. Restart your apache server

8. Try now

 

You can also add

 

DirectoryIndex copsi.dll

 

after "Allow from all"-line, and then you need only specify the directory

when loading the app, like in your first "Opening" example.

 

Close and reopen your Delphi project when switching between

compiling/running as local exe and compiling a DLL, as you un/comment that top line,

to make sure the compiler does it right.

 

If still getting "not found" then check your apache DocumentRoot

and put a text file in the directory just to see if you are routed correctly.

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*** EDITED ***

 

Moved to IIS (installed it on my Windows 10) and managed to get it working.

Whole problem was I had to edit the handler mapping again (for isapi .dll) and specifically add the .dll in the executable field.

The tutorials don't cover that.

 

It's working now. Thanks delphidude 

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