Problem With XAMPP in Ubuntu

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Problem With XAMPP in Ubuntu

Postby abi3719 » 20. October 2008 18:30

Hi all,

Im new to Xampp+Ubuntu. Ive used Xampp in Windows, it ws smooth.. But, this thing,i couldnt manage to start itself.. Im gettin this error:

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /ShivkutTrials on this server.
Apache/2.2.9 (Unix) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.9 OpenSSL/0.9.8h PHP/5.2.6 mod_apreq2-20051231/2.6.0 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.0 Server at localhost Port 80


/etc/hosts gives Permission denied

egrep :initdefault: /etc/inittab gives No such file or directory


Its jus breaking my head.. :oops:

Anyone, pleaseeeeeeeee help me......

Thanx in Advance.. Expectin ur early response..
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Re: Problem With XAMPP in Ubuntu

Postby glitzi85 » 20. October 2008 18:47

abi3719 wrote:/etc/hosts gives Permission denied

That is not a command, it is a text file. So use this:

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cat /etc/hosts


instead.

abi3719 wrote:egrep :initdefault: /etc/inittab gives No such file or directory

IIRC this file does not exists on Ubuntu. It uses another bootscript program.

How did you install XAMPP?

Please post the output of the following command:

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ls -l /opt/lampp/htdocs/


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Postby abi3719 » 20. October 2008 18:54

total 56
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 30894 2007-05-11 18:10 favicon.ico
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2008-10-14 11:23 HFJavaScript
-rw-r--r-- 1 nobody root 163 2003-11-01 02:45 index.html
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2008-10-14 11:26 myorkut
drwx------ 3 root root 4096 2008-10-14 11:24 ShivkutTrials
drwxr-xr-x 2 nobody root 4096 2004-12-26 16:00 webalizer
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 2008-10-19 00:01 xampp


This is the response, wherein, HFJavaScript, ShivkutTrials, myorkut are my folders

Thanx fr ur fastest response... Plz do help me in fixin tis...
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Postby abi3719 » 20. October 2008 18:59

I installed as mentioned in the following link:

http://alanedwardes.com/posts/installin ... ple-guide/

This workd great for extraction w/o error.. and, wen i use the /opt/lampp/lampp start im gettin like this:

XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP5)...
XAMPP: Starting MySQL...
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...
XAMPP for Linux started.


So, obviously, i find no. prob. in this..

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Postby glitzi85 » 20. October 2008 19:17

Yes, XAMPP is starting without problems. Your Problem are the rights of your folders.

The XAMPP Apache is running as nobody/nogroup by default. Your folders are owned by user root and group root. Only user root has full access to the folder, all other users have absolutely no access to the folders (including apache).

This should help:

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sudo chown -R nobody HFJavaScript myorkut ShivkutTrials


The other solution would be to adjust the rights of the folders so that they are world-readable. The problem there is that only folders have to be world-executable, files not. BTW: Does somebody know an command to set the executable-bit for folders recursive?

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Postby Wiedmann » 20. October 2008 19:40

Does somebody know an command to set the executable-bit for folders recursive?

Should be something like:
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find . -type d -exec chmod +X {} \;
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Postby glitzi85 » 20. October 2008 20:20

Wiedmann wrote:
Does somebody know an command to set the executable-bit for folders recursive?

Should be something like:
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find . -type d -exec chmod +X {} \;

Cool, funktioniert. Vielen Dank!
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Postby abi3719 » 21. October 2008 19:20

Hi,

Thanx alot.. I fixed tat prob, jus nw.. its workin fine.. Bt, want to ask smthn more.. The folder architecture seems to be different inside lampp, from Xampp.. Coz, inside, xampp, (Windows version), i had htdocs, apache, mysql etc.. and, i used to backup data from mysql , by just opening the data folder inside mysql and copying the whole content. This way, i was able to use it everywhere. Bt, i dono hw to use those database here, where is mysql folder, and will the same method, work here toooo??

By d way, i specially thank the two guys, who enthusiastically helped me.. Thanks again..
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Postby glitzi85 » 21. October 2008 20:25

Yes, the folder structure is different.

To Backup MySQL i would use the mysql command line tool mysqldump:

/opt/lampp/bin/mysqldump -A --user=username --password=password > backup.sql

Then you have the complete Database in the backup.sql file and you will be able to use it absolutely everywhere, even on a Windows MySQL Server.

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Postby Dave_L » 22. October 2008 15:56

For the Linux version of XAMPP, the MySQL databases are in /opt/lampp/var/mysql. Those files can be backed up, just as on Windows. However, you have to be careful to preserve the file permissions and file owner/group when backing up and restoring.

But I agree that backing up MySQL databases using mysqldump (or phpMyAdmin) is a more portable option.
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