password for sudo su

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password for sudo su

Postby tanitani » 23. January 2009 23:42

i am new so sorry if this is a silly question. I have downloaded xampp and the installation doc says type sudo su in mac shell. And quite correctly the reply password prompts.. the installation instructions says, #tar xfvz xampp-macosx-0.7.4.tar.gz -C /
this does not look like a password ,... but i have typed it in and it is not accepted with a sorry statement.. so i cannot install and set up the local host to get me started.. Please could someone help.. what is the password? Or what have i done that is not correct.
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Re: password for sudo su

Postby Wiedmann » 24. January 2009 00:12

the installation doc says type sudo su in mac shell. ... what is the password?

Should be your normal user password.
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Re: password for sudo su

Postby tanitani » 24. January 2009 15:08

Thank you for your reply. I entered the administrator password, i hope that this is what you meant.. Jasmyn is the name of the macbook and i got this reply:
Password:
jasmyn is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
new-host-2:~ jasmyn$ postdrop: warning: unable to look up public/pickup: No such file or directory
Any thoughts please?
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Re: password for sudo su

Postby jmdirc » 26. January 2009 17:16

follow these steps exactly:

1. open terminal.
2. type sudo su then hit ENTER
3. type in password only (the curser will not move as you type in the password).
4. hit enter.
5. type in: # tar xfvz xampp-macosx-0.7.4.tar.gz -C /
6. hit enter
7. follow instructions
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