[Ottawa_users] Re: Sebastian's Mapserv Question
jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Jun 27 17:05:29 EDT 2008
I think that book is probably written before MapServer 5.0 came out,
and examples in the book are all for MapServer 4, and you've
downloaded MS4W or FGS which has MapServer 5.x. If you want you can
include the application code and steps you are doing in an email to
this mailing list and we can help you configure it for MapServer 5.
Or, since you said you are using MS4W (which I am familiar with), once
you have extracted it at a drive root and installed apache (apache-
install.bat), gone to 127.0.0.1 in a browser, now you can go back to
the MS4W download page and download the add-on packages for MS4W (such
as OpenLayers, Chameleon). Extract them at the same drive root,
restart apache, go back to 127.0.0.1, and you'll have similar
applications running locally (with no configuration needed) as those
mentioned in your book.
FOSS4G Consulting and Training Services
On 27-Jun-08, at 4:12 PM, Scott Mitchell wrote:
> Hmmm... I haven't run into that... are you sure you're specifying
> the URL correctly? Is the cgi-bin directory configured to be a cgi
> servable directory in your web server configuration?
> I'll copy this to the local OSGEO mailing list, as there are lots
> more experienced mapserve people there, maybe one has a suggestion.
> Beyond that, the mapserv forums are probably going to be more
> helpful than me on this question.
> On 26 Jun 2008, at 16:45, Sebastian Pawlak wrote:
>> Hi Scott,
>> I'm trying to figure out how to use mapserver before school starts
>> and i'm having difficulty with my FGS package that I installed on
>> ubuntu 8. I was having the same problem with the ms4w package too.
>> The problem is that everytime I try to view my map I get a message
>> prompting me to download mapserv.
>> Every demo application that I try to use I get the same message;
>> Opening mapserv
>> you have chosen to open
>> which is a: BIN file
>> from /home/sebastian/mapserver/www/cgi-bin
>> I was hoping you could help me find the problem. I bought the book
>> "Beginning Mapserver: Open Source GIS" and I am using the first
>> application that the book has which is a Hello.map script that
>> refuses to run.
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