[maplab-users] gis-knoppix configuration issue

Zak James zak4ms at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 09:08:37 EST 2006


It looks like this is an issue with the mapscript module as built in
gis-knoppix. Have you asked for information on the mailing list
associated with that project?

An alternative way of using maplab on linux is to add it to an fgs
installation. See http://www.maptools.org/fgs/


On 12/4/06, bob daggit <daggit_2 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> either from the live cd of gis-knoppix or from its installation on my hard
> drive, i am unable to create a new map or open an existing map or connect to
> a data store.
> TRYING to open an existing map in map browser (as read only) gives the
> following error on the map frame area:
> Fatal error: This build of mapscript can't be load as a 'cgi-fcgi' module
> for stability reason, but only with php as an apache DSO. in
> /var/www/maplab/htdocs/common/wrapper/map_session.php on line 208
> AND it also gives an apache log error:
> File does not exist: /var/www/maplab/htdocs/mapbrowser/a_pixel.gif
> Which does actually exist in the images subdirectory of the above path.
> TRYING to create a new map in mapedit gives the following error:
> Can't create file name (/var/www/maplab////newname.map)
> NOTE the excessive slashes.
> TRYING to open the tutorial.map in mapedit gives an error in the corner of
> the browser:
> Internal Server Error
> The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable
> to complete your request.
> Please contact the server administrator, webmaster at Knoppix and inform them
> of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may
> have caused the error.
> More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
> Apache/1.3.33 Server at localhost Port 80
> AND in the apache error log it says:
> Premature end of script headers: /usr/lib/cgi-bin/php4
> IN some situations there seems to be some confusion about whether i am
> htdocs or htdocs/htdocs
> the linux-INSTALLATION.txt file assumes i know how to interpret all the data
> and configuration stuff for apache, php and mapscript, but i don't seem to
> have enough information. reading some general documentation and fiddling
> around in some config files has not led to me being able to try the
> tutorial.
> can anyone please point me to some more useful information about configuring
> maplab on gis-knoppix? i thought it would run out of the box so at least you
> get an idea of whether it is working. then to dive in and learn in more
> depth. the test.php example and the xml config files and some of the phtml
> and php sources are not clearly leading me to the resolution of this issue.
> AND is there a website where i can visit a working mapedit and gmapfactory?
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Zak James
Applications and Software Development
DM Solutions Group Inc.

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