My experience has been that the Windoze installer works just fine if your PC is (relatively) local to the IBM i. If (as I am) you are on the other end of a DSL connection, it does not have the resilience needed to handle network time-delays etc. properly and the FTP approach with the Zip file is a better approach.

If you plan on using the DB2 storage engine for MySQL don't bother installing the version that is packaged with Zend Core - it is out-of- date and will not work with the engine.

Make sure that _all_ the pre-req products for Zend Core are loaded before you attempt the install. It does a less than brilliant job of detecting missing pieces and the resulting error log messages (if you can find them) are not exactly obvious. As long as you do your part right the installer does a really good job.

In addition to the book Kevin recommended I've written a few articles on using PHP, as have Mike Pavlak, Jeff Olen (Kevin's co-conspirator on the book) and IBM's Erwin Earley. I'm about to start a PHP series for Penton if you want to volunteer to be a proof reader!

P.S. If you plan on buying Kevin and Jeff's excellent book I'm sure david would be delighted if you purchased it via Midrange.com (http://store.midrange.com/ ) - select Web on the right hand side as it doesn't appear to come up in the default set.


Jon Paris

www.Partner400.com
www.SystemiDeveloper.com



On 31-Aug-09, at 5:18 PM, web400-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

I think I found a link, but it asks me to choose a
"package" from a drop down - the choices are i/5 OS (Win Installer) (Zip)
and i5 OS/ (Zip)


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