Cannot Install xampp for Linux Thru Terminal

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Cannot Install xampp for Linux Thru Terminal

Postby oldwes » 31. July 2009 15:37

I am a begginer on LINUX. I am using v 9.04. I have downloaded the full stable version of xampp-linux-1.7.1.tar.gz. It is located on my desktop. When I use terminal as shown in the xampp install instruction it cannot find the xampp file or directory. (tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.1.tar.gz -C /opt). I am logged in as the administrator. I want to use zoomla for site building. Any ideas will be very much appreciated.
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Re: Cannot Install xampp for Linux Thru Terminal

Postby Wiedmann » 31. July 2009 19:23

It is located on my desktop. When I use terminal as shown in the xampp install instruction it cannot find the xampp file or directory.

So, first you have to change dir (cd) to your desktop directory. (a shell is normally starting in the home directory)
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Re: Cannot Install xampp for Linux Thru Terminal

Postby oldwes » 31. July 2009 19:55

No luck so far. If I have the downloaded file on my desktop I get the errors as before. If I move the file to my home directory and then try thru the terminal it actually looks at the file but has errors as below (just a short sample of actual terminal list) and no extraction takes place. Woe is me. I will keep trying because I want this to work. HELP!




tar: lampp/tmp/eaccelerator/b/b: Cannot mkdir: No such file or directory
lampp/tmp/eaccelerator/b/c/
tar: lampp/tmp/eaccelerator/b/c: Cannot mkdir: No such file or directory
lampp/tmp/eaccelerator/b/d/
tar: lampp/tmp/eaccelerator/b/d: Cannot mkdir: No such file or directory
lampp/tmp/eaccelerator/b/e/
tar: lampp/tmp/eaccelerator/b/e: Cannot mkdir: No such file or directory
lampp/tmp/eaccelerator/b/f/
tar: lampp/tmp/eaccelerator/b/f: Cannot mkdir: No such file or directory
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Re: Cannot Install xampp for Linux Thru Terminal

Postby Wiedmann » 31. July 2009 19:58

(tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.1.tar.gz -C /opt)

You are executing this command as user "root"?
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Re: Cannot Install xampp for Linux Thru Terminal

Postby oldwes » 31. July 2009 23:19

Not sure what 'root' means but I do type su to get terminal setup for my name.
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Re: Cannot Install xampp for Linux Thru Terminal

Postby Nobbie » 01. August 2009 09:47

Are you running Ubuntu from LiveCD or did you install it to your hard disk?

You cannot install Xampp if you are running from LiveCD, because the file system is working in RAM (and not on the harddisk) and is strongly limited to your RAM size. The Xampp installation simply exceeds your RAM.

You must install Ubuntu onto to your hard disk and must supply sufficient space (i.e. at least 20GB partition).
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Re: Cannot Install xampp for Linux Thru Terminal

Postby oldwes » 01. August 2009 16:01

Yes, I have a fully installed Ubuntu on a 250gb partition of a USB external drive.
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Re: Cannot Install xampp for Linux Thru Terminal

Postby oldwes » 07. August 2009 22:41

Switched to latest Debian distro. No problem here using the tar command. lampp files are now in /opt. New problem here: Following is term info after start try: Want real bad to make this work. Help!

debianhome:/home/weshome# /opt/lampp/lampp start
Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.7.1...
/opt/lampp/share/lampp/phpstatus: line 4: /opt/lampp/bin/php: No such file or directory
XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL ...
/opt/lampp/bin/httpd: error while loading shared libraries: libaprutil-1.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
XAMPP: Error 127! Couldn't start Apache!
XAMPP: Starting diagnose...
tail: cannot open `/opt/lampp/logs/apachestart.log' for reading: No such file or directory
XAMPP: Sorry, I've no idea what's going wrong.
XAMPP: Please contact our forum http://community.apachefriends.org/f/
XAMPP: Starting MySQL...
/opt/lampp/lampp: line 247: /opt/lampp/bin/mysql.server: No such file or directory
XAMPP: Couldn't start MySQL!
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...
XAMPP: /opt/lampp/sbin/proftpd: error while loading shared libraries: libmysqlclient.so.16: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
XAMPP: Error 127! Couln't start ProFTPD!
XAMPP for Linux started.
debianhome:/home/weshome#
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Re: Cannot Install xampp for Linux Thru Terminal

Postby nipuna86 » 18. August 2009 17:08

oldwes wrote:Yes, I have a fully installed Ubuntu on a 250gb partition of a USB external drive.

Im also having the same issue. i could install it once and once i attempt to start it the apache is not started. only MySQL is started. then i uninstalled it using "rm -rf /opt/lampp" . it was successfully uninstalled. then again i tried to install it. but it is continuasly failed. it gives something like below.

lampp/var/mysql/phpmyadmin/pma_history.MYI
tar: lampp/var/mysql/phpmyadmin/pma_history.MYI: Cannot open: No such file or directory
lampp/var/mysql/phpmyadmin/pma_column_info.frm
tar: lampp/var/mysql/phpmyadmin/pma_column_info.frm: Cannot open: No such file or directory
lampp/var/mysql/cdcol/
tar: lampp/var/mysql/cdcol: Cannot mkdir: No such file or directory
lampp/var/mysql/cdcol/cds.MYD
tar: lampp/var/mysql/cdcol/cds.MYD: Cannot open: No such file or directory
lampp/var/mysql/cdcol/cds.MYI
tar: lampp/var/mysql/cdcol/cds.MYI: Cannot open: No such file or directory
lampp/var/mysql/cdcol/cds.frm
tar: lampp/var/mysql/cdcol/cds.frm: Cannot open: No such file or directory
lampp/var/perl/
tar: lampp/var/perl: Cannot mkdir: No such file or directory
lampp/var/perl/cpan/
tar: lampp/var/perl/cpan: Cannot mkdir: No such file or directory
lampp/var/perl/cpanplus/
tar: lampp/var/perl/cpanplus: Cannot mkdir: No such file or directory
lampp/RELEASENOTES
tar: lampp/RELEASENOTES: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

can someone help me...? a big help.
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Re: Cannot Install xampp for Linux Thru Terminal

Postby bastun » 24. March 2010 16:49

before doing anything in the Terminal screen, enter "sudo su" without quotes. enter your password. after doing this, the command line should be shown as something like "root@yourname-ubuntu:/#"

try everything from the start.
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