Installing XAMPP

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Installing XAMPP

Postby dogluvver » 28. February 2012 21:05

I am runnin g Ubuntu 11.10 on a dual boot machine. Have just downloaded XAMPP and am trying to install.

I enter the following
sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.7.tar.gz -C /opt

and get the following error messages.

tar (child): xampp-linux-1.7.7.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Now what??

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Re: Installing XAMPP

Postby Chaos96 » 28. February 2012 22:23

Instead of just putting the filename, try to drag and drop the file into when you get to the spot where you're suppose to put the file name.
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Re: Installing XAMPP

Postby dogluvver » 28. February 2012 22:57

OK silly question. Where do I find the file. It is not in the downloads folder but if i look at Firefox, the download is there. Sorry about this - brand new to linux

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Re: Installing XAMPP

Postby JonB » 01. March 2012 02:04

You will have to use term and change directory to the folder Firefox is pointing to. Try using the 'open folder option' on the Downloads page, or check in Firefox options to see what the default download folder is set to

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Re: Installing XAMPP

Postby dogluvver » 02. March 2012 00:35

Still trying :(

This is the directory of brian@ubuntu:~/Downloads Invoice\ (No.\ 1932)\ -\ from\ Verilion,\ CARO.pdf xampp-linux-1.7.7(1).tar.gz
Ubuntu_Beginners_Guide_-_MakeUseOf.com.pdf

When I enter 'sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.7.'('1')'.tar.gz -C/opt from the Downloads directory I get the same error viz:-

tar (child): xampp-linux-1.7.7.(1).tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Note - I get the (1) in the file name because the original file does not appear in the directory although when I look at the Directory listing in Firefox it is there.

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Re: Installing XAMPP

Postby dogluvver » 02. March 2012 23:12

OK guys - I renamed the xampp file by removing the (1). It worked - now all Ihave to do is figure out mysql/php :-)

Thanks for the assistance.

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Re: Installing XAMPP

Postby dogluvver » 03. March 2012 21:13

I jumped the gun stating all was OK.

I now get XAMPP is currently only availably as 32 bit application. Please use a 32 bit compatibility library for your system.

The question now is how do a get a 32 bit compatibility library for my system?

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