Launch a programm. XAMPP and Wordpress

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yoyoma25
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Launch a programm. XAMPP and Wordpress

Post by yoyoma25 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:38 am

Hi everybody, I'm new on Mint.
I "installed xampp-linux-x64-7.1.9-0-installer.run" and "bitnami-wordpress-4.8.2-0-module-linux-x64-installer.run".
My question is how can I launch the program after I close them? Do I need to install every time?
Thanks for your help!

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Re: Launch a programm. XAMPP and Wordpress

Post by administrollaattori » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:09 pm

http://www.wikihow.com/Install-XAMPP-on-Linux

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sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start
Remember also run

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sudo /opt/lampp/lampp security

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Re: Launch a programm. XAMPP and Wordpress

Post by minitux » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:00 pm

besides administrollaattori's excellent intervention, seeing these too, if you need it
if you want this
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you can create a launcher for menu, .desktop in ~/.local/share/applications

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xed .local/share/applications/xampp.desktop
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[Desktop Entry]
Name=XAMPP
Exec=gksudo /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run
Icon=/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/devices/48/network-workgroup.svg
Encoding=UTF-8
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=System;
save the file eand search xampp in the menu.

for this
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xed .local/share/applications/xampp-control-panel.desktop
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[Desktop Entry]
Name=XAMPP Control Panel
Exec=gksudo python /opt/lampp/share/xampp-control-panel/xampp-control-panel.py
Icon=/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/devices/48/network-workgroup.svg
Encoding=UTF-8
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=System;
and save the file and search in the menu System/Administrations
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Re: Launch a programm. XAMPP and Wordpress

Post by timbow » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:39 am

thanks minitux. That is working for me now. Ugly but functional.

I had been staring in disbelief at my mint system in the realisation that I had to memorise a long series of keystrokes and type them faultlessly into the terminal just in order to run a program. That has got to be one of the most stupid aspects of linux. In windows you would right click on the executable and drag a shortcut anywhere you want it and the pretty icon would go with it. In mint there is a Create new launcher here... option on the right click but it doesn't work and you will just waste ten minutes until you get fed up with it. Turns out you have to write a script. Incredible. Lucky there are people like you in the world, minitux, I would never have got there by trial and error.

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