I recently installed XAMPP for OS X (XAMPP VM PHP 7.2.1) which now virtualizes the entire box for obvious benefits of higher security. Although I admire the new concept and see its benefits, I cannot put my head around one thing that puzzles me.
I would like to enable the PHPMyAdmin tool, which requires me to change a file, based on this well described set of instructions:
This document basically describes the steps needed to relax the security concept that prevents directly accessing the PHPMyAdmin login. It asks you to edit the /opt/lampp/etc/extra/httpd-xampp.conf file in order to allow access to PHPMyAdmin. One can get to the file system via the stack manager. In this file, the following block:
<Directory "/opt/lampp/phpmyadmin"> AllowOverride AuthConfig Require local ...
needs to be changed into:
<Directory "/opt/lampp/phpmyadmin"> AllowOverride AuthConfig Require all granted ...
Strangely, and I am extremely puzzled by it and cannot actually believe it, I seem to not be able to find neither pico, vi, vim, or nano (all very standard editors in any Linux distribution) on this virtual machine. Since I am on the VM, I have no access to tools on my own machine (i.e. everything in /Applications).
Did I overlook something? What is going on?