How to run it ?

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How to run it ?

Postby iwonder » 02. January 2007 10:27

I installed xampp and started it ..

Starting XAMPP for MacOS X 0.6a...
XAMPP: XAMPP-Apache is already running.
XAMPP: Starting MySQL...
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...
XAMPP for MacOS X started.

Now when I open localhost/ then all I get is this, an apache page ..

If you can see this, it means that the installation of the Apache web server software on this system was successful. You may now add content to this directory and replace this page.

Seeing this instead of the website you expected?

This page is here because the site administrator has changed the configuration of this web server. Please contact the person responsible for maintaining this server with questions. The Apache Software Foundation, which wrote the web server software this site administrator is using, has nothing to do with maintaining this site and cannot help resolve configuration issues.

when I go to localhost/xampp it gives me a 404 eror .
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Postby GrEnE » 04. January 2007 13:53

Hmm, maybe you have activated "Personal Web Sharing" in System Preferences->Sharing->Services?

This should be deactivated if you run with XAMPP.

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Postby iwonder » 05. January 2007 06:04

Thanks, the XAMPP worked but mySQL is not working , I tried starting it from terminal and the XAMPP control panel. In the control panel when I click start it shows- Starting MySQL ..
and nothing happens after that. If I Click "reload" next to it, it says "mySQL isn't running.... "
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Postby mistermartin75 » 13. January 2007 15:09

You should have read how to install XAMPP. (I made the mistake myself too, was too familiar with the drag-and-drop.)

After downloading simply run the following commands in a terminal:

Installation requires an admin account.
# Enter „sudo su“. You will be prompted for a password.
# tar xfvz xampp-macosx-0.6a.tar.gz -C /

Notice: all old installations of XAMPP for MacOS X will be overwritten!

That's all. XAMPP is now installed below the /Applications/xampp directory.
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Postby iwonder » 08. February 2007 17:55

I installed as said in the doc. I tried reinstalling too but now luck
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Postby mistermartin75 » 09. February 2007 17:59

What are your system specs?

Have you got MySQL installed already? (this could prevent the XAMPP MySQL from working I believe)
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Postby Kristian Marcroft » 09. February 2007 19:06


please also consult your mysql logs which are available at:


Please paste the last 20 lines here.
Also provide us with the following output:

ls -l /Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/var/mysql

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Postby iwonder » 18. March 2007 20:10

Kristian, I did not get you "consult the logs"

When I entered the text in terminal it gave ..

total 56
-rw-rw---- 1 nobody iwonder 7170 Mar 8 00:36 MBP.local.err
-rw-rw---- 1 nobody iwonder 1434 Jan 8 03:10 SrMBP.local.err
-rw-rw---- 1 nobody iwonder 9082 Jan 5 11:18 Sreejith-R-Krishnans-MBP.local.err
drwx------ 6 iwonder iwonder 204 Feb 9 20:59 cdcol
drwx------ 53 iwonder iwonder 1802 Feb 9 20:59 mysql
-rw-rw---- 1 nobody iwonder 1912 Jan 2 14:05 sreejith-r-krishnans-computer.local.err
drwx------ 2 iwonder iwonder 68 Nov 26 19:12 test
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install does not work

Postby chekmed » 19. March 2007 21:56

I have repeatedly and repeatedly run the # tar xfvz xampp-macosx-0.6a.tar.gz -C / in terminal and nothing happens. help?
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Postby freshcut » 30. March 2007 12:03

hey guys I'm new to this forum but seems theres people here with the same problem as me, here is my error log can anyone work this out? I'm brand new to macs as of yesterday but have been using xampp for pc with no problem for months so I'm a little lost without it!

cheers heres the log:

070330 11:51:24 mysqld started
070330 11:51:24 [Warning] Setting lower_case_table_names=2 because file system for /Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/var/mysql/ is case insensitive
070330 11:51:24 InnoDB: Operating system error number 13 in a file operation.
InnoDB: The error means mysqld does not have the access rights to
InnoDB: the directory.
InnoDB: File name ./ibdata1
InnoDB: File operation call: 'create'.
InnoDB: Cannot continue operation.
070330 11:51:24 mysqld ended
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