I have been going around in circles! I will outline the problem first then put the specs of the server after.
The problem: "XAMPP is currently only availably as 32 bit application. Please use a 32 bit compatibility library for your system."
What I have tried:
Commenting out the "check" part of the Lampp app file ie # XAMPP is currently 32 bit only...
sudo apt-get update AND sudo apt-get install ia32-libs, no joy
The error I get from the update is:
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/pub/ubuntu/ub ... -en_AU.bz2
Temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com'
W: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
I tried renaming the path from the origianal download location "mirror.ubuntu.com.....etc"
I have tried downloading the .deb installer files (libc6-i386 (2.11.2-10)) using "sudo dpkg -i package.deb".... no joy, same sort of errors.
I managed to install webmin which seems to work ok. I can't update packages from there either.
The server is running in a virtual environment (CISCO). Here are the specs:
Operating system Ubuntu Linux 10.04.1
Webmin version 1.560
Time on system Tue Aug 9 16:48:08 2011
Kernel and CPU Linux 2.6.32-24-server on x86_64
Processor information Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5650 @ 2.67GHz, 1 cores
I really have no idea what to try next and I am relatvley new to this (had help from my IT guy for most of this).
Any suggestions? Would it be due to virtual environment or servers blocking ports? I was also able to use wget to download webmin too.... urgh