Of you're just trying to do local developmental you don't need xampp at all
Stuck in a loop during install
I am on CentOS and was following the instructions, everything seemed fine, I run ./nodebb setup and I receive
23/4 15:33  - info: NodeBB v0.7.0-dev Copyright (C) 2013-2014 NodeBB Inc.
23/4 15:33  - info: This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
23/4 15:33  - info: This is free software, and you are welcome to redistri bute it under certain conditions.
23/4 15:33  - info:
23/4 15:33  - info: NodeBB Setup Triggered via Command Line
Welcome to NodeBB!
This looks like a new installation, so you'll have to answer a few questions abo ut your environment before we can proceed.
Press enter to accept the default setting (shown in brackets).
23/4 15:33  - info: Database type not set! Run ./nodebb setup
It's a bug. You have to wait for a fix.
Fixed on master thanks for reporting.
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