[ms4w-users] Instalation questions from Newbie
jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Thu Apr 3 10:34:19 EDT 2008
Sorry David, I just noticed that you mentioned C:\ms4w\ in your message,
so you already have it installed at the root. hmm. Have you tried
restarting Apache and seeing if that makes a difference?
Jeff McKenna wrote:
> 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
> tutorial (http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/docs/tutorial/tutorial)
>> -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 correct?
>> 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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