Error starting XAMPP stack

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Error starting XAMPP stack

Postby DavidAC » 06. August 2017 13:39

Have just downloaded and installed XAMPP-VM. On starting, I received the error message "ERROR: Error starting "XAMPP" stack: cannot map MAC address "9e:8:da:1:cf:32" to IP: open /var/db/dhcpd_leases: no such file or directory". What do I have to do to correct this?
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Re: Error starting XAMPP stack

Postby Beltran » 11. August 2017 09:20


It seems it could be an issue of the virtualization library we use for MacOS. Could you try the following? Then try to start it again.

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sudo touch /var/db/dhcpd_leases
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Re: Error starting XAMPP stack

Postby j796160836 » 08. January 2018 14:45

Hi, I'm also firstly use new XAMPP-VM in OSX.
I got the same message from DavidAC. I applied your command but encounter another problem.

ERROR: Error starting "XAMPP" stack: cannot map MAC address "86:4:6d:a4:5a:45" to IP: Could not find an IP address for 86:4:6d:a4:5a:45

I use this command try to find that mac address mentioned above but not found.
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networksetup -listallhardwareports

I seems that it is virtual ethernet devices in XAMPP-VM.

My Mac OSX version is 10.13.2 (High Sierra)
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