[FWTools] install mapserver from FWtools for linux
thesl at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 14 23:15:58 EDT 2007
I have written quite a few seeking-help emails in order to figure a solution,
but no luck.
What I would like to do is to start from your fwtools, ask a firend of mine to
run your install script on a Linux machine, zip the whole folder (i believe it
has a new bin_safe folder) ad send to me.
I will then upload the zip file to my directory, follow your previosu response
to me and your response to
a script to run mapserver cgi app.
I hope that the things is this straightfoward if I use your FWtools package for
I will then ask my friend to post the files and instructions to a web site for
other to download. I believe quite a few people will need this approach,
especially in a commercial hosting environment.
Your comments will be highly appreciated.
--- Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Peter Shrock wrote:
> > Hello, Frank:
> > I never used Linux and do not have a Linux system.
> > I found that Both MS4W and FWTools targeted new complete installation of
> > MapServer, which is great. However, there are also quite a few times that
> > people have to deal with existing systems with very limited previledges.
> > I am wondering if it is possible for FWTools to issue a "thin" FWTools
> > mapserver package targeting existing Apache/PHP/PostGIS environment, which
> > the mapserver cgi, the corresponding libraries (libpng, freetype, libgd,
> > Proj4, GEOS, GDAL), and warpper script. Mapserver will support WMS and
> > After I posted my quesiton, I have received inqueries regarding my
> progress. I
> > think this "thin" FWTools package will serve a certian percentage of Open
> > community members and promote Open Source GIS.
> It would certainly be possible to construct a relatively light mapserver
> build that is fairly easily to upload and use in the fashion you need to.
> But it really goes beyond what I want to do. The key to my keeping FWTools
> alive is to keep it as simple as possible for me to regenerate. Such
> variants would interfere with that.
> Of course, if someone else wants to do it - either starting with FWTools
> or from scratch, that would be great.
> BTW, does your server have postgres+postgis on it? If not, it
> seems like *that* part could be quite a barrier. FWTools only includes
> the postgres client libraries, not the database itself.
> Best regards,
> I set the clouds in motion - turn up | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
> light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
> and watch the world go round - Rush | President OSGeo, http://osgeo.org
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