[Mapserver-dev] Re: Working PHP Mapscript module produced with SWiG?!

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Thu Mar 18 13:59:57 EST 2004

It is not completely impossible, but unfortunately the situation is less 
clear cut with PostgreSQL than with PHP, since different packagers have 
had different understandings about what headers they should include in 
their "devel" packages.

Like you, we have not looked at this in detail in a while. I think 
things might have improved in later versions.

Daniel Morissette wrote:

> Paul Ramsey wrote:
>> Congratulations Mark, I am frankly surprised at how much the SWIG PHP4 
>> support has improved since my last try. I did manage to compile a 
>> working .so last year, but "working" is a loose use of the work. Many 
>> of the functions did not work, and subobjects were flaky at best.
> That's great news!  I won't have time to play with that in the near 
> future, but if someone has a chance to test it more, then it would be 
> interesting to know whether most of the objects and methods seem to work 
> fine.
>> Is there an implication here that it might be possible to compile a 
>> php version of mapscript without the php source tree now? This could 
>> make rpm'i'fication of a swig'ed php mapscript much more straightforward.
> It should be possible to compile the current version of php_mapscript 
> without the full PHP source tree, we only need the php_config.h and the 
> Zend headers which should be available in an installed copy of PHP. It's 
> just that I never had the time to fix the configure and makefiles to 
> work that way.
> BTW, it would be great if the same could be done for compiling PostGIS 
> without the postgres source.  ;) ;)  Or has it been done already?
> Daniel

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