[MS4W-Users] newbie:python mapscript install

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Tue Aug 18 08:43:00 EST 2009

Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Michael Savarese wrote:
>> I'm trying to configure python mapscript with MS4W 3.0
>> I've installed Python 2.6 and unzipped 3 files from 
>> C:\ms4w\Apache\cgi-bin\mapscript\python\build\mapserver-buildkit-2008\Python-2.6.2\Lib\site-packages.
>> it included a file: mapscript-5.4.2-py2.6.egg-info
>> mapscript.pyc is missing as per instructions found. I guess this is the 
>> compiled version. So I ran it in IDLE 2.6 and it returned some indent 
>> error on an If statement.
>> I'm going to attempt to run the Python mapscript example from Bill 
>> Kropla's book "Beginning MapServer". I know the book is slightly 
>> outdated so any heads up on changes would be appreciated.
> Hi Mike,
> As you travel down this path, it would be great if you could record any 
> problems (install doc incorrect etc.) by filing a ticket in the MS4W 
> tracker for each issue 
> (http://bugzilla.maptools.org/query.cgi?GoAheadAndLogIn=1).  Thanks very 
> much.
> -jeff

I have recorded your first issue in a ticket, so it is not forgotten for 
the next release: http://bugzilla.maptools.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2087

(if you create an account, you can then login and file a ticket for MS4W 
for each of your issues)


Jeff McKenna
FOSS4G Consulting and Training Services

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