XAMPP For Linux Installation Problem

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XAMPP For Linux Installation Problem

Postby Rektanocrit » 17. September 2010 03:54

Greetings!

I am new to Linux (Ubuntu), and I just dowload XAMPP for Linux. But I'm having a problem on installing/ extracting it.
Step 1. Download (checked)
Step 2. Installation (having some problem)
a.) Go to Linux Shell (this one is the terminal right?)
login as system administrator root by typing "su" (checked)
I entered my password (checked)
b.) extract the download archieve file to /opt by typing "tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.3a.tar.gz -C /opt"

But upon typing it I got this error:

tar: xampp-linux-1.7.3a.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

I don't know what to do. The file I download is placed on the Downloads folder. I hope somebody can help me so I can continue on my study. Thank you in advance!
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Re: XAMPP For Linux Installation Problem

Postby Nobbie » 17. September 2010 10:10

Between a) and b):

Change directory "cd /replace/me/by/your/download/folder"
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Re: XAMPP For Linux Installation Problem

Postby Rektanocrit » 17. September 2010 13:17

thank you Nobbie. It solved my problem. :D
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Re: XAMPP For Linux Installation Problem

Postby JH10 » 21. September 2010 19:10

I have the same problem but cant quite understand how I change the directory. I am using Fedora and am a newbie at Linux (what a combination!)
I tried Change directory cd ../delluser/downloads but get cd ../delluser/downloads

Can you say what the path should be please?
Many thanks
John
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Re: XAMPP For Linux Installation Problem

Postby Nobbie » 21. September 2010 19:41

JH10 wrote:Can you say what the path should be please?


No. This is definately impossible for me, I am neither a wizzard nor can I see your PC. The one and only that knows your pathnames are YOU. If you dont your own pathnames, nobody can help you.
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Re: XAMPP For Linux Installation Problem

Postby JH10 » 21. September 2010 19:48

I managed (I think) to move to downloads with the help at http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/use ... asics.html

However if I now open http://localhost/ I see the fedora test page and http://localhost/xampp/index.php brings 404 not found. Anyone ideas what to do next please?
Thank you John
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Re: XAMPP For Linux Installation Problem

Postby sethu » 01. January 2011 14:26

Nobbie wrote:Between a) and b):

Change directory "cd /replace/me/by/your/download/folder"


nobbie what do you mean by me?.is it username?
and also your?
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Re: XAMPP For Linux Installation Problem

Postby sethu » 02. January 2011 08:31

JH10 wrote:I have the same problem but cant quite understand how I change the directory. I am using Fedora and am a newbie at Linux (what a combination!)
I tried Change directory cd ../delluser/downloads but get cd ../delluser/downloads

Can you say what the path should be please?
Many thanks
John


please copy the file to desktop after login to root.Then type this command-
" cd Desktop"
Then type this command
tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.3a.tar.gz -C /opt
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Re: XAMPP For Linux Installation Problem

Postby ampitup » 04. February 2011 16:03

I am trying to install xampp 1.7.4. on a machine with fedora 14 installed. I downloaded the file cut and pasted it to the Desktop. Went in to terminal
used su, then my password disabled security enhanced feature. changed directory as you instructed then type the command you say to use next, still getting
error messages?, tar: You may not specifiy more than one ` -Acdtrux' or `--test-label' option Try `tar --help or ` tar --usage' for more information.
Not sure what to try next?, please help
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Re: XAMPP For Linux Installation Problem

Postby ApacheOmega » 05. February 2011 18:59

I'm trying to install XAMPP 1.7.4. on Ubuntu also but every way I try I get and error - when I download XAMPP into my Archive Manager Should I extract from there or move it to my Desktop first then extract it and also how do I move XAMPP from the ARCHIVE manager to the desktop without extraction???
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