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I'm trying to install the MapServer 6.4 software from source on my WebFaction account. I read the MapServer installation manual and I also studied WebFaction's "Installing software from source" manual: http://docs.webfaction.com/software/home-install.html

The problem with MapServer is that it recommends using a compiler called "cmake" for installing it from source. So I installed cmake in my $HOME folder. I also installed some libraries required by MapServer such as "gdal" and "proj" in my home directory.

Now, going to my question: Is there any specific settings I need to use when I install software using cmake on WebFaction? For example, what is the equivalent of the --with-curl=/usr or the --prefix=$HOME or the LD_LIBRARY_PATH in cmake?

asked 28 Jan '14, 08:28

jirik
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cmake environment variables are documented at CMake Useful Variables.

For other options like --with-curl, you'll need to dig through the MapServer build documentation for the answer.

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answered 28 Jan '14, 18:03

seanf
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I studied the MapServer cmake build documentation, but it was incomplete and difficult to understand. I hope the MapServer developers can improve their cmake build manual soon. Therefore, my solution was to install an older version of MapServer (6.2.2) that doesn't require cmake to build. I documented my steps here: https://community.webfaction.com/questions/15234/web-map-service-wms-installation

(28 Jan '14, 22:30) jirik
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