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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by xlanou, Apr 2, 2008.

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  1. xlanou

    xlanou Thread Starter

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    I want to re-start learning "PHP" but after looking in Synaptic i only got confused by the sheer amount of titles listed with PHP so instead i went along to: "apachefriends.org" and using the Firefox browser downloaded to my desktop: "xampp-linux-1.6.6.tar.gz". Now after downloading i was informed that i had to Extract the downloaded archive file to /opt? Could someone please tell me how i do this please. Thanks in advance for any help and advice.
     
  2. lotuseclat79

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    Hi xlanou,

    Try:
    $ gunzip xampp-linux-1.6.6.tar.gz
    $ tar -xf ./xampp-linux-1.6.6.tar
    which will most likely create the folder/subdirectory to your current working directory named xampp-linux-1.6.6
    $ cd xampp-linux-1.6.6

    There, look for a README file, and follow its directions.

    Use: $ more README
    to read the file.

    -- Tom

    P.S. Next time, try to post in the same thread instead of starting a new one about the same issue. It keeps things together and simplifies everything. for everyone responding to your post without having to chase between threads.
     
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