Debian & Ubuntu packages

The packages should run on Debian 4.0 (Etch) and Ubuntu 6.06 or higher. The installation requires PHP5 and the php5-mapscript package to be installed on your system. Using apt or aptitude resolves all dependencies. The packages will be installed under the default Apache document root of Debian /var/www/. In order to install it, add the following new entry to /etc/apt/sources.list:

 deb binary/

then run

 # apt-get update
 # apt-get install pmapper-demodata 

 # apt-get install pmapper-4.0-beta 


 # apt-get install pmapper-3.2

After installation of the packages the test application should directly be accessible. Just point your browser to the URL




You can regularly check for updates of the packages using

 # apt-get update 
 # apt-get upgrade 

MS4W packages

The MS4W package provides an easy way to run p.mapper with demo data, without any necessity to modify config files (similar as the Debian package mentioned above). The packages can be downloaded at Sourceforge.

The zip file contains 3 directories:


Unpack the zip file and copy all directories directly below the :\ms4w\ installation directory. Then in the browser go to


and under Applications at the bottom of the page there are the links to start p.mapper.

Installing on Fedora

A how-to for installation of p.mapper on fedora 11 is provided by Rodolfo Alcazar here

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