This might seem like a silly question but by golly I've tried and tried for a whole week and no results. I don't know if it's something wrong with my queries, or too much "Install Xampp" clutter in my search results (and not Upgrade Xampp) - But I just can't find a solution that works on my server.
I've got Ubuntu Server 12.04 (Terminal only), and on it phpstatus = 5.4.7 (i.e. Xampp version is 5.4.7).
I want to upgrade said Xampp (Lampp...) to the latest, which according to the file downloaded from apachefriends com - is 5.6.3
I've tried the following two sets of instructions (which strangely enough are the ONLY ones I managed to find online) to no avail. After using either apt-get or the bitnami GUI (via SSH with PuTTy + Xming) - the command phpstatus still outputs 5.4.7
I've even tried both methods under the actual root user on the device. No success there either.
After reading the apachefriends FAQ I thought that in order to upgrade, all I need to do is install Xampp in it's newest version right over the old Xampp installation. But maybe it's not the case?
Please - I need some help here. How do I upgrade my Xampp and why isn't it working with the methods I've tried?
Here are the two methods I've tried. Copied directly as I found them online:
Ensure the XAAMP repository is added:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/xampp
Then update with:
sudo apt-get update
That was one method, here's the other:
How do I install XAMPP?
Choose your flavor for your linux OS, the 32-bit or 64-bit version.
Change the permissions to the installer
chmod 755 xampp-linux-*-installer.run
Run the installer
That's all. XAMPP is now installed below the
What could I be missing?