Installing XAMPP for Linux

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Installing XAMPP for Linux

Postby tbowling » 05. February 2010 13:48

1.Go to a Linux shell and login as the system administrator root:
su


2.Extract the downloaded archive file to /opt:
tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.3a.tar.gz -C /opt


Were do I find the shell and how or were do I download the achive file to /opt?

Troy
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Re: Installing XAMPP for Linux

Postby merlin38 » 05. February 2010 16:03

The shell is the terminal !
You have it under the menu in accesories
othewise
[alt]+[F2] gnome-terminal [enter]


You just have to download the file from xampp website
the file is xampp???.tr.gz
Then extract the archive with the command tar xvfz name_of_arcive.tar.gz -C /opt
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Re: Installing XAMPP for Linux

Postby merlin38 » 05. February 2010 16:08

To navigate thru folders with terminal :
ls [enter] list the files and folder of current location
cd / move to the root of the filesystem
cd something move to the folder something wich was in the current location
You can also type explicit location ex /home/you_user_name/documents
Or use ../ to go up one level
./something to specify you start from curent location
You have to go to the folder where you have downloaded the xampp.tar.gz then type the command you had written above.
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Re: Installing XAMPP for Linux

Postby tbowling » 05. February 2010 16:46

Hi Thanks for the advice

When I download the XAMPP for Linux, it brings up that file but asks me whether or not I want to find it. How do I go to this folder after I download the program to my desktop?

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Re: Installing XAMPP for Linux

Postby merlin38 » 05. February 2010 16:52

How do you downlaod it ? Firefox ? In this case use the icon of firefox for downloads. Right click on the file and choose open folder
You will see where the file is ! Note the path or copy it to gedit (=notepad)
then launch gnome-terminal
and type cd the_path_you_have_noted_with_a_leading_\

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Re: Installing XAMPP for Linux

Postby merlin38 » 05. February 2010 18:12

Closed topic !
tbowling purpose was to instal Linux on this computer with xampp. I explained him the to reach more appropriate forums.
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