I would assume yes too, but that isn't always the case with new apps on Ubuntu. Most apps that deal with users and permissions need to be packaged by a MOTU to function properly in Ubuntu.
See mysql-admin for example. Very hard to add new users thanks to the unique way that Ubuntu deals with sudo and permissions. Many other apps will not install/run thanks to sudo.
Right now the only reason to recommend xampp is that you have access to php 5.1, which is necessary for certain applications.
For those that require mysql4 or php4, xampp looks to be no good. Perhaps there are earlier versions of xampp that allow this.
And of course, if you can backup and redeploy, then it's, "Yeah, baby! Yeah!"
It will be a few days before I can find out for myself and report.
Last edited by adamkane; August 2nd, 2006 at 08:09 AM.
I'm just wondering how upgrading is handled. Is the functionality built in or do you have to manually do updates?
All was great and working until I did the reccomended security settings. So I am new to this side of things, but should the passwords I set not work with my username, or is there a default username, or is this an issue because in Ubuntu i have to run the security thing as sudo?
If I'm correct the default username is set to "lampp".
This should work with the password you have set.
This info I saw when I run the security options.
Set another password myself and shall now test to see if it will work again.
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That looks like a permissions problem. Check the permissions on the directory you are accessing. It's possible that the httpd program cannot access the data therefore giving you a 403 error. If you keep having problems you could consider changing your fat32 drive to ext3 and use the ext2ifs driver for windows: http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/ext2ifs.htm Or possibly shrink your fat32 partition and create a special ext3 web development partition.
One thing about the ext2ifs driver: I would not recommend enabling access to your root directory through windows. Windows may screw it up. I wouldn't even give it access to your home partition (If you have it on a seperate partition). Windows makes a lot of files secretly and can mess up ext3 partitions so its best to limit its access to a controlled area.
Did you do the "DocumentRoot" change over? Because it looks like it is pointing to an empty directory insted of the normal "/opt/lampp/htdocs"
Open the /opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf file and check where the "DocumentRoot" is pointing too. It should be /opt/lampp/htdocs. If you changed it on purpose make sure there is something in the directory. XAMPP will not display just any file in the directory, because it hides some for security. Insert a text file or a folder to see if it is working. Apache will not just display your *.html files as it hides them, it will only start displaying your webpage if the home page is named index.html/.php.
Keep posting your questions, and I'll try to keep answering them.