Installing Magento on Ubuntu 8.0.4 with XAMPP
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This is a guide on how to install magento with XAMPP and Ubuntu 64bit OS (8.0.4). Although its final outcome is a working Magento host, it is missing some functionality such as the ability to update with Magento Connect Manager. Please feel free to add to this so that we can all benefit from this page.
Due to the fact that the Ubuntu version I chose was 64-bit, the following two steps were necessary. If you are using a 32-bit version, you can also execute them.
1.1 On a terminal execute: ‘sudo apt-get update’ (without the
1.2 On a terminal execute: ‘sudo apt-get install ia32-libs’ (without the quotes)