View Full Version : [ubuntu] xampp, starting the app with non-root privilege

May 14th, 2010, 09:58 PM
Hello all,
I've trying to create a launcher to start xampp, but I need to be root to do so, is there any work-around to this? I know it's a needed security feature, but I'd really like to be able to start xampp from gnome-do or the main menu.

Thanks in advance,

May 14th, 2010, 10:12 PM
sudo chmod 777 /where/ever/fileis would escalate user privileges to execute the file.

May 14th, 2010, 10:22 PM
That won't mess up any of the underlying "server" stuff?

May 15th, 2010, 03:13 AM
Honestly, I'm not sure if it's a single-user system I can't imagine it would do much more then make it executable to your user but I'm no server expert.