this is really a followup to this thread, but I can't edit it there since it was moved there from StackOverflow.
I tried to run apache as an application, as John suggested, and it gives me an error "The specified module could not be found" on this line:
LoadModule php5_module "c:/apps/dev/xampp/apache/bin/php5apache2.dll"
though the dll does exist in this location.
(For modifying httpd.conf I'm following the instructions from Beginning PHP5, Apache and MySQL Web Development, Naramore et al., p.9 ff)
I tried DependencyWalker, which found 4 DLLs missing:
libapr.dll libaprutil.dll ieshims.dll wer.dll
Should these files be part of a WAMP installation (and hence is XAMPP incomplete) or should they be part of my Windows system (XP pro, that is)?
I downloaded and installed Apache 2.2.11 (instead of as part of xampp), but here libapr.dll and libaprutil.dll seem te be missing as well. Where can I get these files?