Xampp installation - Please help me!!!!

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Xampp installation - Please help me!!!!

Postby jl2035 » 17. March 2009 18:57

I want to install Xampp or Lampp. I'm using Ubuntu 8.10.
My machine: HP compaq 6715s, 1 GB ram, AMD Turion 64 X2..

Installation instructions here http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html
says:

# Extract the downloaded archive file to /opt:
tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.tar.gz -C /opt

When I type this into the terminal I get a lot of errors
instead of the installation. So I wonder: is there any
other way to install Xampp? What do I do?!?!
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Re: Xampp installation - Please help me!!!!

Postby Wiedmann » 18. March 2009 08:35

When I type this into the terminal I get a lot of errors
instead of the installation.

IMHO the installation instructions starts with the command "su"...
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Re: Xampp installation - Please help me!!!!

Postby Nobbie » 18. March 2009 13:20

Wiedmann wrote:
When I type this into the terminal I get a lot of errors
instead of the installation.

IMHO the installation instructions starts with the command "su"...


Unfortunately, this does not work on a fresh Ubuntu installation. You have to use "sudo su" instead.
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Re: Xampp installation - Please help me!!!!

Postby jl2035 » 18. March 2009 14:30

Thank you guys!
First I had to login with: "sudo su", and than I started installation. Anyway I think this was a little complicated... :D.
Well now it works(i think).... and again: thanks for your help!!!
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Re: Xampp installation - Please help me!!!!

Postby Wiedmann » 18. March 2009 14:33

You need to start XAMPP as root!".

That's exactly what sudo (or su) is doing.
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Re: Xampp installation - Please help me!!!!

Postby jl2035 » 18. March 2009 14:45

aha I get it now... and because of this:
Nobbie wrote:Unfortunately, this does not work on a fresh Ubuntu installation.

su is not working so I had to use both: "sudo su"...
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Re: Xampp installation - Please help me!!!!

Postby Wiedmann » 18. March 2009 14:48

"sudo su"...

Only if you need a root shell. Starting XAMPP is just "sudo ./lampp start".
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