How To Install XAMPP 1.8.3 On The Most Popular Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, XAMPP is an open source project, which enables the users to easily install Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl, in order to create a web server, without much effort. The latest version available is XAMPP 1.8.3, which installed MySQL 5.6.16, Apache 2.4.7, phpMyAdmin 4.0.9, Perl 5.16.3 and many others.

Also, it comes with the BitNami-packaged application, that allows the users to install Drupal, Joomla! and Moodle. For more information, see the official changelog.

How To Install XAMPP 1.8.3 On The Most Popular Linux Systems

In this article I will show you how to install XAMPP 1.8.3 on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS, Elementary OS, Debian Wheezy, Kwheezy, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and Arch Linux.

Because XAMPP 1.8.3 is available as pre-compiled libraries, we have to download the .run package from the official site, set execution permissions, run the installer and do some other tweaks for creating a launcher and integrating it in your desktop.

How to install XAMPP 1.8.3 on 32 bit Linux systems:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://www.apachefriends.org/download.php?xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run
$ chmod 755 xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run
$ sudo ./xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run

How to install XAMPP 1.8.3 on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://www.apachefriends.org/download.php?xampp-linux-x64-1.8.3-2-installer.run
$ chmod 755 xampp-linux-x64-1.8.3-2-installer.run
$ sudo ./xampp-linux-x64-1.8.3-2-installer.run

Next, follow the graphical user interface instructions.

Now, we have to download the application’s launcher and move it in her propper place:

$ wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/964512/server/xampp-control-panel.desktop
$ sudo mv xampp-control-panel.desktop /usr/share/applications/xampp-control-panel.desktop

Also, for a better intergration with the desktop, create the following symlinks:

$ sudo ln -s ~/.themes /root/.themes
$ sudo ln -s ~/.icons /root/.icons
$ sudo ln -s ~/.fonts /root/.fonts

To test if xampp has been successfully installed, just go to http://localhost from your internet browser.

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