Hi all, I'm new to linux (ubuntu 12.10) and I am having trouble installing xampp on my machine. I used to use windows 7 and it installed there with no problem but since I have changed to Ubuntu things seem so awkward to install.
I did everything exactly as instructed. After downloading the xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz file into downloads folder I used the terminal with su and entered my password and got: root@jimmy-desktop:/home/jimmy#
my next step was to enter: tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz -C /opt
But when I did that I keep getting:
root@jimmy-desktop:/home/jimmy# tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz -C /opt
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 checked the downloads folder and the xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz is there.
Someone please help me sort this out. What am I doing wrong?
Not too sure if I should have changed from Windows 7 to Ubuntu now?