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Install wont work in Ubuntu

PostPosted: 15. March 2006 00:18
by maddog39
Hello all,

I cant figure out why the xampp wont install on Ubuntu Linux. Here is what I get when using the commands privded in the instructions.
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alec@ubuntu:~$ sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.5.1.tar.gz -C /opt
tar: xampp-linux-1.5.1.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

Can someone please help me?

-maddog39 :D

PostPosted: 15. March 2006 05:24
by _nik_
first you can go in directory /opt

try this :

1) cd /opt
2)tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.5.1.tar.gz -C /opt

PostPosted: 15. March 2006 21:40
by maddog39
Okay I am in /opt now, and I am redownloading the tar.gz file. But do I have to save the tar.gz file anywhere special.

PostPosted: 15. March 2006 22:12
by maddog39
Okay I tried, gives me the same thing. No such file or directory exists.

PostPosted: 17. March 2006 09:01
by aeonknight

Are you sure you got that file in the same directory you're running the command?
Also, double check the filename is the same you're uncompressing. You typed the whole command using <tab> right?


EDIT: By the way, I've always got Xampp running in my Ubuntu, never had a problem.