[OSRS-PROJ] proj-4.4.6 can't find epsg

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Mar 14 02:27:29 EST 2003

Leah Roderman wrote:
> Hello, I'm running into a problem with proj-4.4.6 not finding the epsg file.
> I am using proj4 with MapServer 3.6.4 on RedHat8.0, and compiled proj4 (using
> gcc 3.2) first with default option, and then MapServer (using gcc 2.95). From
> what I've read, everything is located where it should be, so I'm wondering
> what I missed.
> The error is produced by using the term "init=espg:102003" in a MapServer
> projection layer. This epsg code corresponds to Albers NAD83 in the epsg
> file. Output to browser is "msProcessProjection(): Projection library error.
> no system list, errno: 2"
> MapServer says it recognizes proj4:
> # cgi-bin/mapserv -v MapServer version 3.6.4 OUTPUT=PNG OUTPUT=JPEG
> system knows proj:
> # which proj /usr/local/bin/proj # /usr/local/bin/proj -v Rel. 4.4.6, 3 March
> 2003 <proj>: projection initialization failure cause: no arguments in
> initialization list program abnormally terminated
> nad dir exists where supposed to:
> # ls /usr/local/share/proj/ epsg  GL27   nad83    pj_out27.dist  proj_def.dat
> test83 esri  nad27  nad.lst  pj_out83.dist  test27        world
> Perhaps permissions? all owned by root, 644. Hmmmm, what else. No mention of
> epsg in config.log


I would suggest:

  o trying to see if "proj -V +init=epsg:102003" works properly.
  o Does you mapserver running under apache have read permissions
    down into /usr/local/share/proj?
  o set the PROJ_DEBUG environment variable and see what it reports
    about opening supporting files.  (just set it to anything).
  o Set the PROJ_LIB environment variable to /usr/local/share/proj

I think the mostly likely problem is not having read permission to
the file for the user under which your mapserver runs.

Good luck,
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