[Chameleon] Information and advice on using Chameleon with ms4w

Normand Savard nsavard at mapgears.com
Mon Oct 15 09:04:33 EDT 2007

shiva ramnarine wrote:

>hi my name is shiva ramnarine, im new to chameleon and ms4w. i am interested in mapping and plan on doing a degree in GIS. i am currently doing a computer degree and decided that doing a project along these lines would be a good idea. (not a good programmer)
>i decided to try out chameleon and followed the instructions word for word but for some reason i cannot get my template.phtml to show. the page loads with no errors but it has no content or visible content i should say. i looked at the help files, read users comments on your site but have not been able to find anything useful. i have tried to remake the template file and the initializer file several times and all have failed. 
>by chance do you know what the error could be? i am running windows home with sp2, i have apache and php installed and on top of that i have the ms4w and chameleon installed (along with several other chameleon type applications fist, klab, etc.)
>to be honest i tried using the fist application first but had the same problem of my maps not showing. in the case of chameleon, nothing is showing.

Which version of Chameleon and ms4w did you install?  Do you have any 
PHP errors?  In order to display the PHP errors you have to edit the 
php.ini file in c:\ms4w\apache\cgi-bin:

set the errors reporting to be:
error_reporting  =  E_ALL

set the errors logging on:
log_errors = On

set the errors logging file name to be:

Verify the error messages in this file above.


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