[FWTools] FWtools on Linux FC4

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Mon Apr 3 20:11:34 EDT 2006

Jeremy Sears wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have recently installed FWtools on a FC4 server. Im quite certian that 
> the installation process went ok, however I have a question. How does 
> one tell apache where 'mapserv' is? That is to say, how does one 
> configure apache to use 'mapserv' to process mapfiles? I think that 
> mapserv has been installed porperly, when I type 'mapserv' at the prompt 
> I get the following msg:
>  >>This script can only be used to decode form results and
>  >>should be initiated as a CGI process via a httpd server.
> Can someone point me to some documentation regarding this? Or perhaps 
> explain what I should do?


It should be possible to copy FWTools<version>/bin_safe/mapserv to the
cgi-bin directory.  The bin_safe version is really a shell script that
"knows" where FWTools is installed and will find all the right shared

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