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Postby neismint on Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:04 am

Have just downloaded "xampp-linux-1.6.6.tar.gz and now i have to open a terminal and as "root" extract the file to "/opt".
Could someone help me out here please and tell me how i go about extracting the file to "/opt". Thanks
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Re: Extracting

Postby Husse on Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:26 am

Placing files outside /home should be done with some care...
I suppose you've got the file somewhere in /home now
Double click it and extract the file
Then
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sudo cp THE_file /opt
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Re: Extracting

Postby neismint on Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:44 am

The file is on my desktop. Thanks for the reply and help
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Re: Extracting

Postby neismint on Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:33 am

The file is on my desktop and i have been trying to install it.

1/ sudo su
2/ ls
3/ cd Desktop
4/ xampp-linux-1.6.6.tar.gz /opt

But i keep getting an error.
Error: command not found
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Re: Extracting

Postby Husse on Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:48 am

Read my first answer!
Don't try to do something you don't understand as root!
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Re: Extracting

Postby neismint on Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:01 am

Hello Husse, i must be doing something pretty stupid because after double clicking on it, it was extracted to Archive Manager?
I then opened a terminal typed sudo su and then as root typed: cp xampp-linux-1.6.6.tar.gz /opt

I was then informed:
cp: cannot start 'xampp-linux-1.6.6.tar.gz' : no such file or directory
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Re: Extracting

Postby Husse on Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:08 am

It's the extracted file not the archive - sometimes you have to extract twice I've noted
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