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  • Extract the Vanilla win32 distribution ( to a directory of your choice (e.g. C:\vanilla\)

  • Download REBOL/Core from You can use the direct link if you like.

  • Extract rebol031.exe from the REBOL/Core .zip file, and put rebol031.exe in your Vanilla directory (e.g. C:\vanilla\). rebol031.exe is the only file we'll need from the .zip

  • Download Apache from and install it. Note (as in "write down" :) the path to your Apache installation.

  • Copy wrapper.cgi and vanilla.r.conf into Apache's cgi-bin directory, which is a subdirectory in the directory you've installed Apache to in the previous step.

  • Rename wrapper.cgi to vanilla.cgi and vanilla.r.conf to vanilla.cgi.conf.

  • Edit vanilla.cgi with your favorite text editor and change the first line to point to your REBOL/Core executable (e.g. change it to #!c:\vanilla\rebol031.exe -cs).

  • You're almost done! Edit vanilla.cgi.conf and adapt at least vanilla-space-identifier and vanilla-root:

    • Use some random string as vanilla-space-identifier, for example the current date and time (e.g. vanilla-space-identifier: "2003-09-22 01:51").

    • vanilla-root must point to your Vanilla installation directory, but in REBOL notation. (e.g. vanilla-root: "/C/vanilla/" if your vanilla is in C:\vanilla\). Do not forget the trailing slash! (e.g. "/C/vanilla/" but not "/C/vanilla").

  • That's it for now, you should now be able to access your Vanilla instance thru a browser, try http://localhost/cgi-bin/vanilla.cgi.
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