I've installed XAMPP on an Ubuntu box and am trying to create a symbolic link with the code below which I have used before successfully.
sudo ln -s ~/public_html /opt/lampp/htdocs/$USER
However. I get an error message.
Access forbidden! You don't have permission to access the requested directory. There is either no index document or the directory is read-protected.
XAMPP starts alright. Permissions OK. I just can't work out what I'm doing differently.