[ms4w-users] MS4W fcgi with Oracle

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Jun 29 07:13:49 EST 2009

Michael Shishcu wrote:
> Hi, list.
> I wanted to set up mapserver (ms4w) to work in FastCGI mode with Oracle 
> database. Did everything as desribed in the readme_install guide and got 
> the same error (Apache logs: "mod_fcgid: get overlap result error").
> Later, looking deeper into the problem, found that mapserv.exe is 
> looking for a file OCI.DLL in all PATH directories, and if in does not 
> find it, it crashes, and apache server writes the known string into logs.
> So, the problem was resolved through adding the directory, containing 
> oci.dll (usualy ORACLE_HOME/BIN) into PATH of the fcgi module something 
> like this:
> <IfModule fcgid_module>
>     ....
>     DefaultInitEnv PATH        
> "c:/ms4w/Apache/cgi-bin;c:/WINDOWS/system32;c:/WINDOWS;c:/WINDOWS/System32/Wbem;c:/OracleClient/BIN"
>     ....
> </IfModule>
> Now everything seems to work well :-)
> hope this can be useful.
> regards,
> michael.

Good advice Michael.  It would be great if you could do this testing 
with MS4W 3.0 beta3 and provide feedback (what worked, what did not) 
through the MS4W tracker 



Jeff McKenna
FOSS4G Consulting and Training Services

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