Friday, December 3, 2010

How I got Xampp to work on 64 bit

Here's what I did to get Xampp to work on 64 bit Ubuntu Studio (Hardy)

From Synaptic:

-Install ia32-libs

In a terminal:

-Pull package from Apache Friends (version may change)

-su to root, or use sudo for each of the commands below:

-Extract, w/ overwrite into /opt:
tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.6.6.tar.gz -C /opt

-Start xampp:
/opt/lampp/lampp start

-Test Xampp:
type localhost in a browser

-Start Xampp on boot:
gedit /etc/init.d/rc.local
Below the #! /bin/sh line, type:
/opt/lampp/lampp start

-Make Xampp more secure:
/opt/lampp/lampp security
(Follow prompts.)

That's it. Your pages go in /opt/lampp/htdocs.

If you use PHP scripts in your html & you want to keep the .html or .htm extension on your pages, you can:

-Open text editor and type:

RemoveHandler .htm. .htm
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .htm .html

-Save the file as .htaccess (note the dot) and place in /opt/lampp/htdocs.



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