I tried to download/install XAMP this morning using "sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz -C /opt" and got this message:
"tar (child): xampp-linux-1.8.1.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"
I found a previous post with the same problem, but the user was able to solve the problem by discovering that the download was corrupted and starting over. I don't know how to check for that. But I have tried the download more than once.
I've been using Ubuntu on my old IBM Thinkpad T42 for about five years (if that helps), but don't often have occasion to use the command line. So I'm lost. Would appreciate any help.