Hello Apache Friends! - I'm a beginner at this but I did meet some strange barriers installing Xampp and Joomla.
I'm using OsX 10.6 and latest download of Xampp 1.7.2.a and Joomla 1.5.
Regarding to quick guide from Joomla and Xampp quick guide I did install Xampp and start services.
The Xampp startpage works as well the links as phpadmin and webalizer. So far so good.
I did unzip Joomla and copied into Xampp's htdocs. What was a little strange was that I needed to
give my admin password to copy the Catalog into htdocs.
As well it did require password to let me start the services from Xampp Control App.
I did try to follow the security command and did guess that I was suppose to give this command in
the unix terminal editor? Well it did not work so I guessed I needed to be a root user?
I also did notice that I did not have permission for example change name of file or catalog
within the Xampp catalog???
I test to start Joomla.
The browser answers me that I have not permit to access this Catalog of Joomla???
Testing both Firefox and Safari.
I did look at Catalog info of the Xampp and Joomla catalog if there were set restricted permission, but no restriction.
From information Catalog I have full read/write permission to catalog in it's containing, but in practice - not.
Well, I created a root user - now I did have permission to start services without password and able to change filenames
within the Xampp catalog.
But still I have access denied of the Joomla containing???
Does it require that I download and install the Xampp as root user?
Friends I could use some help now