[mapserver-users] Compiling on CentOS 5
peter.hopfgartner at r3-gis.com
Mon Jun 7 03:23:13 EDT 2010
On Sun, 2010-06-06 at 13:30 -0400, Worth Lutz wrote:
> I would be interested in your findings. I am trying to install
> mapserver/mapscript on RHEL 5 but have not found current rpms for MapServer.
> I'm not much on linux but did get the FGS version working. I was wondering
> what your experience was and where you found the packages to get your system
> up and running.
there are current RPMs referenced at
You can follow the RPM packaging of various Open Source GIS packages at
http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/el, the list is very low
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mapserver-users-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
> [mailto:mapserver-users-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Gerry Creager
> Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 12:46 PM
> To: Jeff McKenna
> Cc: MAPSERVER-USERS
> Subject: Re: [mapserver-users] Compiling on CentOS 5
> Thanks, Jeff: More in-line, below...
> On 5/25/10 7:29 AM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> > Gerald Creager wrote:
> >> I'm having to reinstall Mapserver after some significant hardware
> >> issues. I was perusing the documentation and find several explicit
> >> entries for installing on Windows.
> >> For Linux, there's the suggestion to use FGS (used it before, isn't
> >> latest version, but will probably work), or Debian. Sorry, guys,
> >> ubuntu is a debian variant, so while it's nice that there's GIS
> >> systems for debian, they are, to my mind, the same.
> >> My question: Where's the information on dependencies to compile and
> >> use Mapserver? If they reside in the pdf documentation, I've tried to
> >> snag it, and the pdf appears damaged: unreadable in eVince or Acrobat
> >> reader.
> >> Looking for suggestions on how I might proceed.
> > Gerry,
> > Here are some of my comments:
> > - FGS version 9.5 contains MapServer 5.6.3 (the latest MapServer
> > release), I use it often and recommend it
> The wiki link to FGS needs to be updated. When I followed the link, it
> was for 5.4, which I can use, but since we crashed so much, I wanted to
> go ahead and get current.
> > - documentation for compiling MapServer on Unix systems is found at:
> > http://www.mapserver.org/installation/unix.html
> I just *knew* it had to be around somewhere. However the PDF link
> produced a bad download several times for the Mapserver docs... That
> might bear looking into. I tried it at home, even using several methods
> to download it, and two readers to look at the results, then, last
> night, I tried again from home and still failed. Is Mapserver allergic
> to Texans, perhaps?
> In the end, I fell back to what I thought I remembered from years past,
> and that (surprisingly) worked. It was a bit more work than having the
> instructions in front of you, but it's good to know I could still do it.
> > - if you feel like giving back to the community, as you travel down the
> > compilation path you could record your steps in the MapServer wiki, so
> > others can learn from your steps: http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/
> I'll try to get started on that today. It's been awhile since I've
> contributed anything save moral support to the community, so it's time I
> did some good.
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