Xampp on Ubuntu

Patrick Newberry PNewberry at habitat.org
Wed Sep 5 21:07:19 UTC 2007

I'll more than likely just try this when I get home, but wanted to see if there was any problems before  hand.

Basically I've got apache, mysql php etc installed on my ubuntu machine.

When I tried to put in phpMyAdmin there seems to be some issue.

I  then remembered xampp.

I googled and found the "install" instuctions but I guess I don't really understand how it is installing.

For example

First it states down load the tar file from the xampp web site.

Then you type in

Sudo tar svfz xampp-linux*.tar.gz -C /opt

Then it states how to start xampp

Sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start

Ok  now did the tar command do an install as well as unpack everthing?

Did it set config files and passwords per the standard xampp install?

Will it reset my current installs of mysql and apache?
(which is fine, just wondering)

Just thought I ask before I really screw something up :-)


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