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Can any one can help me installing Xampp server from http://www.apachefriends.org/ in to my ubuntu 13.04 64-bit desktop version plzz

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marked as duplicate by gertvdijk, don.joey, Eric Carvalho, Raja, Warren Hill Aug 9 '13 at 12:45

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it looks like a dupe indeed, but the answer below has fairly good potential and the answers in the dupe are a bit so and so. –  don.joey Aug 9 '13 at 9:57

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  1. Get the tar file using wget

    wget http://www.apachefriends.org/download.php?xampp-linux-1.7.3a.tar.gz

  2. Extract the tar file as

    tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.3a.tar.gz -C /opt

  3. Give permissions

    sudo chmod 777 -R /opt/lampp/htdocs/

  4. Start xampp using

    /opt/lampp/lampp start

  5. Stop xampp using

    /opt/lampp/lampp stop

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I have just installed ubuntu 13 but I can't extract xampp to /opt due to permissions... I can't change /opt folder. any help please? –  Ghazanfar Mir Sep 27 '13 at 20:28
Use sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.3a.tar.gz -C /opt –  MeetM Nov 1 '13 at 7:40

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