Intall Apache, MySQL and PHP on Ubuntu 8.10

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WARNING: Please use this method to install Apache, PHP and MySQL because its more suitable for most of your needs and has options to auto-upgrade your installation. The following method is obsolete and not recommended. After trying to install Apache, MySQL and PHP on Ubuntu 8.10 via several methods listed over the web. I opted for xampp package for linux. It is as easy as ABC Download the xampp linux package from their official website [code lang="plain"]wget[/code] (I have selected NCHC, Taiwan as the mirror to download this package, you may try another) Extract the files [code lang="plain"]sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.tar.gz -C /opt[/code] Chmod the files to have nobody ownership [code lang="plain"]sudo chown -R nobody:root /opt/lampp/[/code] Configure xampp security [code lang="plain"]sudo /opt/lampp/lampp security[/code] Start xampp with this command [code…
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Download files from a http authenticated directory using wget

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I wanted to download something off a sub-domain using wget that I have password protected using .htaccess so the following command was NOT working [code lang="plain"]wget [/code] Luckily, we can pass two arguments to the same command and tell wget what the username and password is [code lang="plain"]wget --http-user=myuser --http-password=mypass [/code] Works Great!! If you are using Ubuntu 8.10, have not enabled root user and trying to download to a directory that has "nobody" or "root" as owner then try pre-pending it with sudo [code lang="plain"]sudo wget --http-user=myuser --http-password=mypass [/code]
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