I want to install XAMPP on my machine. I downloaded the install file from this website and stored it in my default Downloads directory. The site gives instructions on how to install it, then.

I followed these instructions as below:

chmod 755 xampp-linux-x64-5.6.12-0-installer.run


sudo ./xampp-linux-x64-5.6.12-0-installer.run

I get the following message:

1: ./xampp-linux-x64-5.6.12-0-installer.run: 
Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string

The file command returns:

xampp-linux-x64-5.6.12-0-installer.run: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (GNU/Linux), statically linked, stripped

I can't find what the problem is... This is quite a basic command, isn't it?

Thanks for help!

  • That makes no sense. What you describe should have worked. What's the output of file xampp-linux-x64-5.6.12-0-installer.run? Are you sure you are running the right file? – terdon Sep 15 '15 at 17:13
  • Were you copy-pasting those commands somewhere from a tutorial ? – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Sep 15 '15 at 17:16
  • What do you call 'the output of the file'? I did not copy-paste commands. – wiltomap Sep 15 '15 at 17:17
  • @wiltomap file is a command that gives information on the file you run it on. So, file xampp-linux-x64-5.6.12-0-installer.run will tell us what you downloaded. Just open a terminal and run it. Also, we're discussing this question in the chat room, you might want to drop by. – terdon Sep 15 '15 at 17:18
  • @wiltomap there is a terminal command called file. Just type in terminal file xampp-linux-x64-5.6.12-0-installer.run Make sure you're in the same directory as the file – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Sep 15 '15 at 17:18

Judging by the error you are getting, and found on this site here, the error can occur when you are installing a 64bit version of the program on a 32bit system.

What does the command uname -a return on your system? If you see anything other than x86_64 in that line, then download the 32bit version of the application.

Hope this helps!

  • Bingo, OP's system says i686 – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Sep 15 '15 at 17:26
  • OK thanks a lot! I'll try the 32-bit version. – wiltomap Sep 15 '15 at 17:26

You should use the following steps because your system is configured with 32 bit:-

sudo chmod 755 xampp-linux-x64-5.6.12-0-installer.run
sudo ./xampp-linux-5.6.12-0-installer.run

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