[MS4W-Users] XAMPP, mapscript, PHP API

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Nov 29 11:22:27 EST 2010

Hi Paul,

If you are able to compile php_mapscript, you can do so against your PHP 
version (5.3.1) and see if that helps.  You can also contact me directly 
for a custom build at any time.


Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

On 10-11-23 12:08 PM, Paul DeVries wrote:
> (re-posting, trying again to get an answer...)
> Trying to get Mapserver and PHP Mapscript installed, under already
> running Apache (XAMPP, W7, Apache 2.2.14 (Win32),PHP 5.3.1)
> Have followed advice I could find, as best I could:
> 1. followed steps
> http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=README_INSTALL.html#i-installing-the-ms4w-mapserver-binaries-in-other-environments
> Using files from ms4w 2.3.1.
> So listed dlls are in C:\xampp\cgi-bin
> php_mapscript.dllis in C:\xampp\php\ext
> Various paths in conf/httpd.conf set
> Mapserver running, for exampled testing
> http://localhost/cgi-bin/mapserv.exe?map=/ms4w/apps/tutorial/htdocs/example1-1.map&layer=states&mode=map  <http://localhost/cgi-bin/mapserv.exe?map=/ms4w/apps/tutorial/htdocs/example1-1.map&layer=states&mode=map>
> <http://localhost/cgi-bin/mapserv.exe?map=/ms4w/apps/tutorial/htdocs/example1-1.map&layer=states&mode=map  <http://localhost/cgi-bin/mapserv.exe?map=/ms4w/apps/tutorial/htdocs/example1-1.map&layer=states&mode=map>>,
> OK; commandline tools OK.
> php.ini has extension=php_mapscript.dll, php.ini is the correct one
> (have activated/deactivated several other extensions which are then
> reflected in php_info)
> 2. now I want the PHP mapscript to work, the goal...
> testing with quickmap.php (got rid of the dl() call as it's not
> supported and I have mapscript in php.ini as an extension)
> "Call to undefined function ms_newMapObj()
> in*C:\xampp\htdocs\quickmap.php*on line*27"
> *hmm, ok, and the mapscript extension is not showing up in php_info either
> running: php.exe ....htdocs/phpinfo_mapscript.php or any *.php using the
> mapscript dll, getting
> ...
> Module compiled with module API=20060613
> PHP compiled with module API=20090626
> ...they must match ...
> Suggestions? Do I have to compile php_mapscript.dll to somehow match the
> PHP compilation?

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