[mapserver-users] Questions on deploying PHP MapScript, IMAGEPATH,
and file locations
kreshna_iceheart at yahoo.com
kreshna_iceheart at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 14 12:27:03 EST 2009
Also, the existing PHP doesn't have postgresql support. If I use php-pgsql RPM module, will it work? (as opposed to recompiling the entire PHP)
--- On Fri, 11/13/09, kreshna_iceheart at yahoo.com <kreshna_iceheart at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: kreshna_iceheart at yahoo.com <kreshna_iceheart at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [mapserver-users] Questions on deploying PHP MapScript, IMAGEPATH, and file locations
> To: mapserver-users at lists.osgeo.org
> Date: Friday, November 13, 2009, 4:27 AM
> I have made a web map application
> using PHP MapScript, and now I'm supposed to deploy it on
> the production server.
> The production server is using Red Hat Linux
> (2.6.9-22.ELsmp kernel, buildcentos at louisa.home.local,
> gcc version 3.4.4 20050721, Red Hat 3.4.4-2). It already has
> Apache 2.0.52 and PHP 5.1.6. Both the Apache and the PHP
> were installed from RPM, as part of the Red Hat installation
> On the other hand, I wrote the web map application using
> MS4W on Windows XP. The MapServer is version 5.0.2, and came
> pre-packaged with Apache 2.2.8 and PHP 5.2.5.
> The questions are:
> (1) Would PHPMapScript 5.0.2 work well with Apache 2.0.52
> and PHP 5.1.6?
> (2) Please tell me if I'm right or wrong. Based on my
> experience with MS4W, the value of IMAGEPATH parameter
> points to the /temp folder, relative from the location of
> the php.exe.
> For example, my php.exe is located in
> D:\ms4w\Apache\cgi-bin\, while the /temp folder is located
> in D:\ms4w\Apache\htdocs\temp\. Thus, the IMAGEPATH value in
> my mapfile is ../htdocs/temp, traversing from
> D:\ms4w\Apache\cgi-bin\ to D:\ms4w\Apache\htdocs\temp\.
> Am I correct with the assumption above? Because in the
> production server, the php.bin is located in /usr/sbin/,
> then I have to change the IMAGEPATH value accordingly, am I
> (3) I think it would be easier if I start from root for the
> IMAGEPATH value (for example, /ms4w/Apache/htdocs/temp/
> instead of ../htdocs/temp), but wouldn't it cause problem if
> the www user doesn't have permission to the / folder?
> (4) On MS4W, the php_mapscript.dll is located in
> D:\ms4w\Apache\php\ext\. I think the location would be quite
> different in the production server. Does it affect
> (5) On my development PC (MS4W on Windows XP, MapServer
> 5.0.2), MapServer is able to display .TIFF with .RRD and
> .AUX (instead of world file). However, the MapServer came
> with MS4W. If I install MapServer on the production server,
> would it be able to support .RRD and .AUX out of the box, or
> should I install additional libraries?
> (6) Based on Verbose Linux Installation page, it seems I
> need to recompile PHP, since the one at the production
> server doesn't have --with-pgsql and --enable-dbase
> switches. However, the production server PHP was installed
> from RPM. Can I recompile such RPM-installed PHP?
> Many thanks,
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