[maplab-users] Installing the Mapserver!

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Thu May 26 09:48:52 EDT 2005

Hi Moses,

You should extract the MS4W base package and maplab to the same root 
(e.g. C:/).   The maplab-ms4w package contains a conf file for apache, 
so you don't have to create an alias for maplab.

Maybe you didn't grab the MS4W maplab package? You should be using the 
MapLab download found on this page: 
http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=downloads.html (because if 
u use the generic maplab download it won't work out-of-the-box with MS4W).

If you can please try that again on a fresh machine and let me know what 


Moses Gone wrote:
> Jeff,
> Thanks for quick response. I have extracted the zipped maplab2-2 to C:/ (as
> with MS4W), and I have verified the existence of the folders that you
> listed, but still nothing happens. The MS4W installation Readme manual says
> that, Two things should happen when uncompressing this file. First, the Web
> application directory should appear within /ms4w/apps/. Second, a new
> httpd_*.conf file should be added to /ms4w/httpd.d/httpd_*.conf. What is not
> clear is that should I extract the maplab to C:/ or to C:/MS4W/apps? And
> when am I required to create the aliases? Thanks
> Moses
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff McKenna [mailto:jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 4:29 PM
> To: Moses Gone
> Cc: maplab-users at lists.maptools.org
> Subject: Re: [maplab-users] Installing the Mapserver!
> Hmm can you verify that you have files in C:/ms4w/apps/chameleon and
> C:/ms4w/apps/maplab-2.2/, and you have the full ms4w directory structure
> like:
> C:/ms4w/Apache
>         /apps
>         /httpd.d
>         /proj
>         /tmp
>         /tools
> ?
> jeff
> Moses Gone wrote:
>>I have managed to download the required files for mapserver installation
>>and extracted the MS4W file to my C:/. Am using Apache webserver, and it
>>works well I can see the Mapserver main page with the list of items
>>installed. However down there it says there are no applications running
>>yet even though I have extracted the Chameleon and the Map-lab 2.2 to
>>the same root directory as the MS4W. Even after stopping and restarting
>>the webserver, nothing happens. What might be the problem?
>>Moses O. Gone
>>P.O.BOX 144
>>NANYUKI, 10200
>>Tel: +254 062 31328 or +254 721 820 807
>>Email: m.gone at cetrad.org <mailto:m.gone at cetrad.org> or
>>m_algone at yahoo.com <mailto:m_algone at yahoo.com>

Jeff McKenna
DM Solutions Group Inc.

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