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How to Install FGS

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1. Download the self-extracting file to your local directory.
   For example:

   $ wget http://dl.maptools.org/dl/fgs/releases/1.0/1.0.0/self-installers/

   Run it with:

   $ sh fgs-mapserver_5.0.2-fgs_1.0.0-linux-i386.bin

2. Press <ENTER> to begin the installer

3. Enter the path to where you want to install

     *note that pressing <ENTER> will accept the default path displayed
     *your path will become $FGS_HOME for the purpose of this doc
     *extraction process will then begin

4. Specify the TCP Port that you want to use

     *note that if you are installing this as a regular user Port 80
      and any port under 1024 are restricted to root access

5. Install complete

6. To test your installation of MapServer/GMap, in a browser goto


     *you should see the following message displayed:
     "No query information to decode. QUERY_STRING is set, but empty". 

7. For more up-to-date information please see the README.txt in your FGS distribution.


Modules are individual components of the FGS package, and can be found here by selecting the "modules" directory under a specific version. It is better to stop apache before a module installation and to restart it after.

To install a specific module in the FGS environment, execute the following command:

    $ fgs install module-name:version from-where

An example command could be:

    $ fgs install chameleon:cvs_chameleon26rc1 http://www.maptools.org/dl/fgs/releases/1.0/1.0.0/modules/

You can view your list of installed modules in $FGS_HOME/etc/fgs/pkgs/

To upgrade an existing module you have to use the following command:

    $ fgs force-install module-name:version from-where

An example could be:

    $ fgs force-install gdal-base:1.5.0 http://www.maptools.org/dl/fgs/releases/1.0/1.0.0/modules/

Last Updated: 2008-05-28

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