!RedHat8 and MapServer 3.7

Known Problems

17 March 2004

A solution to the problem below is to edit php.ini:

 # cgi.fix_pathinfo provides *real* PATH_INFO/PATH_TRANSLATED support for CGI.  PHP's
 # previous behaviour was to set PATH_TRANSLATED to SCRIPT_FILENAME, and to not grok
 # what PATH_INFO is.  For more information on PATH_INFO, see the cgi specs.  Setting
 # this to 1 will cause PHP CGI to fix it's paths to conform to the spec.  A setting
 # of zero causes PHP to behave as before.  Default is zero.  You should fix your scripts
 cgi.fix_pathinfo = 1 

27 June 2003

o Sometimes when compiling PHP with the ./configure options outlined below (particularly the --enable-discard-path), a problem arises with PHP. When you run phpinfo() PHP produces error's like:

Warning: Unexpected character in input: (ASCII=24) state=1 in /var/www/cgi-bin/php on line 686

*Warning: Unexpected character in input: (ASCII=8) state=1 in */var/www/cgi-bin/php on line 686 *... *Parse error: parse error in /usr/local/apache/cgi-bin/php

As a work around to this problem you can compile PHP without the --enable-discard-path option and it seems to work fine. Please be aware that this option provides the following functionality and leaving this option from the configure string disables this:

--enable-discard-path If this is enabled, the PHP CGI binary can safely be placed outside of the web tree and people will not be able to circumvent .htaccess security."

06 APR 2003

o There appears to be a problem with threads. gc o The PHP-4.3.0 bug appears to be fixed in 4.3.2RC1. I've not checked for a later version (yet). gc

20 Feb 2003

o There is a problem that PHP/Mapscript? process does not terminate or take a long time to terminate. - no work around at this time o If you are using OUTPUTFORMAT descriptions, you need to have an IMAGETYPE <type> command in your mapfile or it will select some internal default - probably not what you want. This should change shortly in CVS. o PHP-4.3.0 has a serious security issue, you should use PHP-4.3.1 o PHP-4.3.x built as a CGI module (required for mapscript) has a bug that causes PHP_SELF to get clobbered. This should be fixed in CVS and PHP-4.3.2. I fixed this by creating an auto_prepend.php file the contained:

///// Quick fix until the PHP guys fix $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] /////

if (substr($_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME'], 0, 2) == '//') {
   $_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME'] = substr($_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME'], 1);


Build Notes

# Here are my build notes for installing Mapserver et al on RH 8.0
# many thanks to Vincent Schut for his build notes

# removed these and dependent rpms
  rpm -e gd
  rpm -e curl-7.9.8-1
  rpm -e curl-devel-7.9.8-1
  rpm -e php

# already have rpm installed
  rpm -q libpng-1.2.2-8
  rpm -q libpng-devel-1.2.2-8
  rpm -q libjpeg-6b-21
  rpm -q libjpeg-devel-6b-21

# installed
  rpm -i pdflib-4.0.1-1.i386.rpm

# download and build ming
tar xzf ming-0.2a.tgz
cd ming-0.2a
make static
make install

# download and build curl
tar xzf curl-7.10.3.tar.gz
cd curl-7.10.3
make install

# add /usr/local/lib to /etc/

# download and install gd-2 into /usr/local
rm -f /usr/lib/libgd.*     # to remove any potentially conflicts
tar xzf gd-2.0.11.tar.gz
cd gd-2.0.11
make install

# download and install gdal-1.1.8
tar xzf gdal-1.1.8.tar.gz
cd gdal-1.1.8
./configure \ 
  --with-libz \ 
  --with-png \ 
  --with-libtiff=internal \ 
  --with-geotiff=internal \ 
  --with-jpeg \ 
  --without-jasper \ 
make ogr-all
make install


# download and build php-4.3.0
tar xzf php-4.3.0.tar.gz
cd php-4.3.0
rm -f config.cache
./configure \ 
  --enable-force-cgi-redirect \ 
  --enable-discard-path \ 
  --with-config-file-path=/etc/httpd/ \ 
  --with-gd=/usr/local \ 
  --with-jpeg-dir \ 
  --with-png-dir \ 
  --with-zlib-dir \ 
  --with-freetype-dir \ 
  --without-ttf \ 
  --with-pdflib \ 
  --with-mysql \ 
  --with-regex=system \ 
  --with-ming \ 
  --enable-dbase \ 
  --enable-dbx \ 

cp sapi/cgi/php /var/www/cgi-bin
make install
cp php.ini-dist /etc/httpd/php.ini
# change the following as appropriate
diff /etc/httpd/php.ini php.ini-dist
< extension_dir = /etc/httpd/php_mods
> extension_dir = ./

# download and build proj libraries
tar xzf proj-4.4.5.tar.gz
cd proj-4.4.5/nad
tar xzf ../../proj-nad27-1.1.tar.gz
cd ..
make install


# download and build mapserver-3.7

tar xzf mapserver-3.7.tgz
cd mapServer-3.7
rm -f config.cache
./configure \ 
  --without-tiff \ 
  --without-eppl \ 
  --without-jpeg \ 
  --with-threads \ 
  --with-proj \ 
  --with-gdal=/usr/local/bin \ 
  --with-php=../php-4.3.0 \ 
  --with-gd=/usr/local \ 
  --with-freetype=/usr/bin \ 
  --with-pdf \ 
  --with-ogr \ 
  --with-gdal \ 
  --with-ming \ 
  --with-wmsclient \ 
  --with-wfs \ 

# I got an undefined "_snprintf" which required changing
# mswmslayer.c to  #include <stdio.h>
# and replace "_snprintf" with "snprintf"

# DO NOT do a "make install"

cp legend mapserv scalebar /var/www/cgi-bin
cp mapscript/php3/ /etc/httpd/php_mods/

# add to /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

# For PHP scripts as CGI-BIN
AddType application/x-httpd-php-cgi .php .php4 .phtml
Action  application/x-httpd-php-cgi /cgi-bin/php

/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart

# create /var/www/html/info.php

# check the output of http://yourhost/info.php
# for mapserver support
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