On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:06:03 +0530, lkzp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Thanks for the help.
i’m glad you got your problem solved and hope things will keep working for
but for the benefit of others who may arrive at this thread via forum or
google search, i’d like to add that this is not the generally prefered way
to install apache, PHP, and MySQL on openSUSE.
unlike under windows, web and database services are an integrated part of
most or even all linux operating systems, and you do not have to install
them from a separate source like XAMPP.
in your standard repositories you find the apache web server, PHP, and
MySQL database server & client. if installed from these repos, they’ll get
updated automatically when security patches become available (via the
update repo), and there are special repos available that provide newer
versions of these services if desired. this sometimes leads to
difficulties, per example when you want to install a particular version of
apache or PHP which are not part of the openSUSE repos anymore. in this
case it may be useful to use an external source like XAMPP.
installing web services via openSUSE repos also gives you access to YAST
configuration tools that make it easier to configure these services –
even though i always find it easier to edit the services’ configuration
files, since i’m used to this approach from long ago.
in general i wouldn’t recommend to install apache/PHP/MySQL via XAMPP, but
from the standard openSUSE repos. in your case, since you got your
installation working it appears, you should probably continue the way
you’re going, until or unless you meet problems on the way.
instructions on how to install & configure web services in openSUSE are
available in these forums, but i must admit i’m too lazy to go looking for