Using the Konsole - by a complete Linux newbie!

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at
Wed Jun 27 10:14:05 UTC 2007

On 6/27/07, Madeleine Rollason <madeleine at> wrote:
> I'm a student with the Open University here in England, and need to use
> XAMPP for my studies, I have tried several times to download and install
> it through the Konsole with no affect.  It gets saved to my desktop as a
> tar.gz file.  I get the following message whenever I try to untar it to
> the correct place as specified by Apache Friends - help please!
> 'Error Message:' (I have placed x's where my name should be)
> root at xxxxxxxdesktop:~# tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.6.2.tar.gz -C /opt
> tar: xampp-linux-1.6.2.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> tar: Child returned status 2
> tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> root at xxxxxxxxx-desktop:~#
> root at xxxxxxxxx-desktop:~#
> root at xxxxxxxxx-desktop:~#

Just checking something really simple. You said you saved it to your
desktop. Did you try changing to ~/Desktop/ before running the above


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