[ms4w-users] Instalation questions from Newbie
jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Thu Apr 3 10:27:42 EDT 2008
My comments are inline below:
David Marquardt wrote:
> I´m installing the ms4w, on a Windows XP system. I´m a complete novice.
> I set my local URL as http://127.0.0.1:8010/ , since the installer asked
> for a place to set the apache, I selected the port 8010.
> When going over the Features two (major) items have problems:
> -When opening cgi-bin/mapserv.exe, the result is: "No query information
> to decode. QUERY_STRING is set, but empty."
That's not an error. It's MapServer in CGI mode saying that more
information is needed to create a map. In fact that message tells you
that MapServer *is* installed correctly on your machine.
For a beginner, I recommend that you go through the MapServer 5.x
> -for owtchart.exe, the page will not open.
> I looked in the files on the C: , both are there in their proper
> location (C:\ms4w\Apache\cgi-bin) the Mapserver is only 27KB. Is that
> As well, I downloaded the Chameleon, which now appeares in the MS4W main
> index.html. Chameleon appears in the apps file, and the httpd.d is
> updated. Unfortunately, when I go to the index, and click on the links,
> none of them are activated.
ah I know what is happening: you used the setup.exe installer, probably
installed it in a directory other the root of a drive, and the problem
is that the chameleon.zip package (and all ms4w add-on packages) is
configured for the root of the drive. Until the next generation of ms4w
comes along (called OSGeo4w), you might just want to install ms4w and
all of its add-on packages at the root of your drive.
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