Package Details: mapserver 7.0.7-1

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Package Base: mapserver
Description: Platform for publishing spatial data and interactive mapping applications to the web
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Keywords: GeoSpatial GIS WebMapping
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: nofxx
Maintainer: geosam
Last Packager: geosam
Votes: 11
Popularity: 0.015307
First Submitted: 2009-03-29 08:21
Last Updated: 2017-12-03 02:28

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geosam commented on 2018-01-12 23:15

Unofficial repository for Geospatial applications:

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dreieck commented on 2018-01-14 10:42


Can you add it to

geosam commented on 2018-01-12 23:15

Unofficial repository for Geospatial applications:

SzieberthAdam commented on 2017-09-05 11:03

missing dependency: fribidi

dreieck commented on 2016-12-31 17:37

Strange, it get's linked against libpng15, but libpng16 is installed. Also, the output of cmake configure shows that it detected the correct version.

When starting mapserv:


mapserv: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


Configure output:


-- Found PNG: /usr/lib64/ (found version "1.6.26")


dreieck commented on 2016-12-30 12:17

Version 7.0.3 is out.

dreieck commented on 2016-12-30 11:57

The use of "${startdir}" is deprecated. Please use "${srcdir}" instead of "${startdir}/src", and "${pkgdir}" instead of "${startdir}/pkg".

jewie commented on 2014-09-08 14:30

@zottelef: Works for me as well. Thanks.

zottelef commented on 2014-06-13 09:21

getting this error:
error: too few arguments to function ‘DGifCloseFile’
I solved in PKGBUILD

geosam commented on 2014-01-24 18:26

Solve the problem of compilation with fribidi feature, thanks to the help through the Mapserver mailing list.

geosam commented on 2014-01-23 18:04

@stronnag, I have disabled the FriBiDi feature in PKGBUILD file, and I have reported the error in the mailing list Mapserver [1].

Mapserver version was updated to 6.4.1.


stronnag commented on 2014-01-15 19:44

Unfortunately it fails to build after the last fribidi update in testing:

In file included from /usr/include/fribidi/fribidi.h:35:0,
from /tmp/packerbuild-1000/mapserver/mapserver/src/mapserver-6.4.0/mapstring.c:50:
/usr/include/fribidi/fribidi-common.h:61:20: fatal error: glib.h: No such file or directory
# include <glib.h>
compilation terminated.
CMakeFiles/mapserver.dir/build.make:540: recipe for target 'CMakeFiles/mapserver.dir/mapstring.c.o' failed
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/mapserver.dir/mapstring.c.o] Error 1

geosam commented on 2013-09-04 23:33

Stronnag, the patch is available to correct the new library GIF. If problems remain in the PKGBUILD try - without-gif.

stronnag commented on 2013-08-09 19:17

Sorry to say you're on hiding to nothing again:

* Run time fails (at least on testing) due to a new libgif version (although ugly sym link works);

* Rebuild fails with cascade of errors in building mapimageio.o.

Appreciate your efforts in maintaining this package.

geosam commented on 2013-07-22 01:21

Thanks zottelef, done with swig as dependency.

zottelef commented on 2013-07-18 07:52

Could you please add the swig package as a dependency to mapserver?

geosam commented on 2013-07-17 00:49

Thanks stronnag for reporting the bug. I've shared a new version of PKGBUILD with the patch for the correction of the version of GD.

stronnag commented on 2013-07-13 20:39

Alas, upstream is currently broken ...

configure: error: GD version 2.1.0 too old. need at least 2.0.28

geosam commented on 2012-12-28 15:22

Thanks stronnag, installation Changes already made​​.

stronnag commented on 2012-12-28 08:04

Even worse that the comment below. Does not install the correct mapserv executable (the "in build" wrapper rather than the binary ...).


Configure with --prefix=/usr
Install with 'make DESTDIR="$startdir/pkg" install' rather than your broken script.

Then it'll probably work ....

stronnag commented on 2012-12-28 07:55

6.2.0 build fails:
* Installs in /usr/local vice /usr
* Fails to install libmapserver, so can't run.

Anonymous comment on 2012-02-13 15:23

Edit Makefile after configuring.
this line "POSTGIS_LIB= -L/usr/lib -lpq"
to "POSTGIS_LIB= -L/usr/lib -lpq -ldl"
After this compling fine.

Anonymous comment on 2011-12-19 18:11

The PKGBUILD from homme does not work for me unfortunately. Configuring goes oké. However the lines 41 and 42 (with the 'cp' commands) are giving troubles. They also don't seem logic: they try to copy a file from a location where it isn't to a location where it is already(??). Commenting out these lines (which are also not in the original PKGBUILD) brings me a bit further but gives me an error "/lib/ could not read symbols: Invalid operation" during the make command.

Anonymous comment on 2011-12-18 19:52

Would be a lovely thing to get this thingy work. Archers, don't let the GIS packages get outdated! Qgis and Grass were recently dropped from the community repos (after more than 5 years). Would be a real pity if these packages will get s similar fate as this Mapserver package!

homme commented on 2011-09-22 12:16

The following PKGBUILD works fine for me for mapserver-6.0.1:

Anonymous comment on 2011-04-01 07:08

Modify the package build to include the following data:
(This is for mapserver-6.0.0-beta4)
md5sum = f53a01298693f17cc50681d063135c6d
pkgver = 6.0.0
subver = beta4

You MUST add:
cd ${startdir}/src/${pkgname}-${pkgver}-${subver}

In ./configure:

Now it should compile just fine.

fod commented on 2010-07-14 20:55

PKGBUILD upgrade patch for mapserver 5.6.4 here: