Problem installing XAMPP-Error creating directory

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Problem installing XAMPP-Error creating directory

Postby keba » 04. April 2014 20:59

Hi, everybody. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and I have XAMPP 1.8.1 installed and everything works fine.
Recently I wanted to upgrade XAMPP so I downloaded the installer. The installation stops and I have the following
error:"Error creating directory /opt/lampp/share/man". I tried chmod -R 777 on share folder but it's the same error
and permission for folder gets back to it's previous 755. I remember having the same problems with Bitnami installer
for Wordpress so I had to install it manually. I searched for an answer for this but to no avail. it seems like a simple
basic problem and I just don't get it. I hope someone can help.
keba
 
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Re: Problem installing XAMPP-Error creating directory

Postby Nobbie » 05. April 2014 11:18

Did you run the installer via "sudo"?

Did you install the new release over the old release? If so, I dont think this is a good idea. Maybe the create directory fails as there is already a directory. As far as i know, there are no upgrade packages, you have to de-install the old version and install the new version after.

Dont forget to run a backup before.
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Re: Problem installing XAMPP-Error creating directory

Postby keba » 05. April 2014 16:13

I did run the installer via sudo. I made the backup of the web sites I have locally.
Yes, I did try to install the new release over the old one. That was probably not smart.
But as I remember when I installed the old XAMPP it was just copying files into
/opt/lampp folder. It gives me "Error creating directory /opt/lampp/share/man"
but there is no folder /opt/lampp/share/man. I'll try renaming the old lampp folder.
Maybe it will do the trick.
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Re: Problem installing XAMPP-Error creating directory

Postby keba » 05. April 2014 18:20

It worked! Thank you.
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