1st time

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1st time

Postby mal09 » 01. September 2009 15:53

Hello

hopefully someone can help, I'm new to Linux, but not XAMPP on windows. I'm trying to install XAMPP on UBUNTU 9.0.4 Desktop, I've downloaded the tar file to the desktop for linux on UBUNTU and after that everything else doesn't make much sense?

Go to a Linux shell and login as the system administrator root:
su
tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.2.tar.gz -C /opt

Where is linux shell? is this terminal and how does the above line know it's sat on the desktop? to extract it to /opt

Could someone explain in a bit more depth as to what to do I want to move across to Linux, with a LAMP environment I'm also looking in to setting Subversion up as well once I have the LAMP stack in place.

As I'm new to Linux I would like a starting point to getting it all working correctly, if anyone can help all advice is welcome.

Cheers

Mal
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Re: 1st time

Postby Nobbie » 01. September 2009 16:05

mal09 wrote:Where is linux shell? is this terminal


Yes, start a terminal (xterm or similar).

mal09 wrote: and how does the above line know it's sat on the desktop? to extract it to /opt


It does not know. It assumes, that you do a "cd" to the desktop folder, so that the tar file is in the current folder.

mal09 wrote:Could someone explain in a bit more depth as to what to do I want to move across to Linux, with a LAMP environment I'm also looking in to setting Subversion up as well once I have the LAMP stack in place.

As I'm new to Linux I would like a starting point to getting it all working correctly, if anyone can help all advice is welcome.


A forum cannot replace a good book and/or a good tutorial. You should start reading and learning the basic concepts of linux. I can answer to single questions, but I cannot write a full documentation for beginners how it all works.
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