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hi i downloaded XAMPP for Linux but cannot extract tar.gz archive xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz is located on my desktop and i follow these steps provided in instruction: 1. type in su in ...
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    cannot extract tar.gz on Back Track 5


    hi

    i downloaded XAMPP for Linux but cannot extract tar.gz archive

    xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz is located on my desktop and i follow these steps provided in instruction:

    1. type in su in shell

    2. type in tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz -C /opt

    and i get error "Cannot open: no such file in directory. Error is not recoverable: exiting now. Child returned status 2"

    also tried to use tar -zxvf xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz, got the same error

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    It seems that tar command is not finding the xampp tar gz file.

    Run cd ~/Desktop/ and after that run the tar command again.

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    excellent, it helped!

    thank you levi_silva

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    Out of curiosity: What is the usecase of xampp on a security tool/OS like backtrack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    Out of curiosity: What is the usecase of xampp on a security tool/OS like backtrack?
    nothing fancy, i'm just setting up a web server on my LAN for testing purposes.. my spare PC just happens to run Backtrack

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