[Chameleon] dbase problem on Debian GNU/Linux

Jason Fournier jfournier at dmsolutions.ca
Thu Jun 16 08:37:39 EDT 2005


I'm by no means a linux guy so so I can't help with this specific problem .... but another option might be to look into FGS:


It's basically a canned environment for MapServer, Chameleon, etc.  

Best Regards,

Niccolo Rigacci wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried to run Chameleon on my GNU/Linux Debian Sarge box. It
> seems that I have two problems.
> The first problem is a non working php4-mapscript, this is a
> known problem originating from the fact that PHP4 on Debian was
> compiled '--with-regex=php' (the php default) instead of
> '--with-regex=system'. We hope that the new upcoming Mapserver
> 4.6.0 will solve the problem.
> The second more serious problem is with dbase support. Once
> installed Chameleon does not see the dbase extension and fails to
> load php_dbase.so.
> I suppose that PHP4 on Debian was not compiled with
> '--enable-dbase' due some non-free license problem. I found a
> php4-dbase Debian package, but it is for the old Woody Debian
> distro and it was a non-free package. For Red Hat I see also that
> dbase support is provided by a separate, non GPL .rpm package
> (http://phprpms.sourceforge.net/).
> Does somebody knows the issues involved? Is Chameleon really
> dependent from a non GPL code? Does anybody have installed it on
> a Debian box?
> Thanks.

Jason Fournier

DM Solutions Group Inc.
jfournier at dmsolutions.ca
613.565.5056 x18

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