cannot installl xampp.

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cannot installl xampp.

Postby sneha227 » 02. February 2013 19:13

Helo! This is the first time i am installing xampp in linux and i am facing the following problem.

[root@localhost ~]# tar xvfz /home/sneha/xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz -C /opt
tar: /opt: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now


i am mentionig the pathname where i have kept the downloaded file.
alternatively i am also runnning the tar command from the folder in which the file is kept. but i am always getting the same error. please help.
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Re: cannot installl xampp.

Postby JonB » 04. February 2013 06:43

Is it possible there is no '/opt/' folder in the root of your installation?
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Re: cannot installl xampp.

Postby kimmy » 04. February 2013 17:46

There is no need to run the extract script on linux infact on all versions.

login as admin put the xampp zip folder in opt then right click and extract :lol: works a treat then visit your localhost link and your be presented with the xampp spalsh screen.

i have never used tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz -C /opt
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Re: cannot installl xampp.

Postby JonB » 05. February 2013 15:53

@ kimmy - not all desktop Linux configurations allow 'root' logins, and if its a 'headless' server (no desktop) you have to use a CLI tool to extract.

That said, sneha227 could use an archive manager to do the extraction.

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