problems installing xampp on ubuntu linux os

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problems installing xampp on ubuntu linux os

Postby John Chase » 24. November 2007 03:54

I have been trying to install xampp 1.6.4 on my computer and i get this error!

tar: xampp-linux-1.6.4.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

the command following sudo was " tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.6.4.tar.gz -C /opt"
I went to help on tar -its as clear as mud!- no help there!
will xampp run on ubuntu?
I would really appreciate if you can point me in the right direction - this is my first time with linux!
john - thanks again!!!
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Postby Wiedmann » 24. November 2007 09:28

tar: xampp-linux-1.6.4.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory

The file "xampp-linux-1.6.4.tar.gz" is not in your current directory.
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Postby Takster » 27. November 2007 06:28

make sure you are in the directory first.

Change directory
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cd /opt


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sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.6.4.tar.gz -C /opt

start it
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sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start

stop it
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sudo /opt/lampp/lampp stop

gtk/python control panel

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gedit ~/.local/share/applications/xampp-control-panel.desktop

Paste the following into the open file and press 'save' and then exit.

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[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Start/Stop XAMPP
Name=XAMPP Control Panel
Exec=gksudo "python /opt/lampp/share/xampp-control-panel/"
Name[en_CA]=XAMPP Control Panel
Comment[en_CA]=Start/Stop XAMPP

"XAMPP Control Panel" will show up in your applications menu under Internet or 'other'.
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Postby encikraju » 14. April 2008 13:53

you miss the part of creating the file but thn it does not appear on application taskbar..
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