[FGS] new to MapServer

Normand Savard nsavard at mapgears.com
Thu Jul 30 09:59:44 EST 2009

Michael Savarese wrote:
> I'm new to MapServer and Linux and  I'm trying to get the basic "hello 
> world" example  from  the Apress book "Beginning MapServer" and things 
> aren't going well. I've installed FGS 9.5 on Ubuntu 9. I guess I need 
> to know what configuration files are needed and where they go, 
> something like a checklist. I have apache up and running and when I 
> run the the url http://localhost/hello.html Firefox returns "Firefox 
> can't establish a connection to the server at localhost."
> to the point: is there a more up to date how to for FGS MapServer. Any 
> help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I've now realized 
> attempting Linux and MapServer at the same time is foolish but ......

I don't think this is foolish.  First just access the url 
http://localhost:yourport/ <http://localhost/hello.html> .  You should 
see the FGS welcome page displayed.  If not, your Apache server (the one 
that comes with FGS) is not started.  Go in $FGS_HOME directory, do ". 
setenv.sh" and then "fgs start".  Try to load the page again.

p.s.:  Apache runs on a specific port and you need to specify it in the URL.


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