[osgeo4w-dev] Re: [osgeo4w] #26: python mapscript broken?

OSGeo4W trac_osgeo4w at osgeo.org
Sun Feb 22 13:59:30 EST 2009

#26: python mapscript broken?
  Reporter:  warmerdam  |       Owner:  osgeo4w-dev at lists.osgeo.org
      Type:  defect     |      Status:  new                        
  Priority:  major      |   Milestone:                             
 Component:  Package    |     Version:                             
Resolution:             |    Keywords:  pkg-mapscript              
Comment (by mwtoews):

 A related topic/solution is covered (twice!) in the MapServer
 documentation (http://mapserver.org/MapServer.pdf, pages 59 and 673):
  "'''Unable to load dll (MapScript)''': You can get this problem on
 Windows and in most cases it can be dedicated to a missing or an
 unloadable shared library. The error message talks about mapscript.dll but
 surely one or more of the dll-s are missing that libmap.dll depends on. So
 firstly you might want to check for the dependencies of your libmap.dll in
 your application directory. You can use the Visual Studio Dependency
 Walker to accomplish this task. You can also use a file monitoring tool
 (like SysInternal’s filemon) to detect the dll-s that could not be loaded.
 I propose to store all of the dll-s required by your application in the
 application folder."

 I'd give this a try if I had the tools, but I don't have nor know how to
 use the MS dev tools. My guess is that mapscript-python (currently 5.0.2-1
 for me) or related package has 1 or more outstanding dependencies.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/ticket/26#comment:1>
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