[Mapserver-users] Install Problem on i668 Linux Using .tar.gz

Ben Minton benminton at austarnet.com.au
Tue May 11 02:57:17 EDT 2004

Hi All

Installed Apache 1.3.29 on i686 Fedora Core 1. Works 100%. Standard installation.

Installing MapServer as per instructions @ URL http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/doc40/unix-install-howto.html#compiling

Compiled fine. As per info

A simple test is to try and run it:

  [user at host mapserver]$ ./mapserv
  This script can only be used to decode form results and
  should be initiated as a CGI process via a httpd server.
  [user at host mapserver]$
So it appears to have performed that action OK.

Next part, Installation, MapServer Binary is where I am getting stymied.

"The main goal is to get the "mapserv" binary installed in a publicly accessible directory that is configured to run CGI programs and scripts."

OK, but what is the MapServer Binary and where do I find it to move it?

"Under a default configuration, the CGI directory is "/usr/local/apache/cgi-bin" (RedHat users will use "/home/httpd/cgi-bin"). " 

As I am using Fedora (based on rxx hxx) I checked /home/httpd  --> no cgi-bin there.
While my apache install is actually in /usr/local/apache  --> cgi-bin is there.

I have full /root on this sys so can edit apache files as required but don't understand this part.
Looked through Mail Archive, no solution.

Regards, Ben.

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