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Installing Mapguide Open Source on Ubuntu

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Edit (Jan 2008): Since Mapguide is being continually developed, these instructions are now a little out of date. For the most up to date instructions you should see the wiki pages on the osgeo site that I and others have been working on.

As promised, here are my instructions for installing the svn version of mapguide open source on Ubuntu 6.06 server. Standard disclaimer- I did this with a lot of help from the Autodesk team (thanks Trevor). Any improvements, or problems, let me know in the comments. Now, buckle up and get comfy because it’s a long ride…

Basic Setup Install a basic Ubuntu Server 6.06 (the rest of this guide assumes no GUI and not running as the root user)

Using apt, install the following: subversion, gcc, g++, flex, bison, automake 1.9, libjpeg62, libjpeg62-dev, libtool, zlib1g, zlib1g-dev, libxml2-dev, make

FDO wget

edit with the following: FDO_SVN_USERNAME=guest FDO_SVN_PASSWORD=guest FDO_SVN_SOURCEDIR=branches/3.2.x

mkdir fdosvn

cd fdosvn

run /path/to/, permanently accept the certificates and then cancel the script (ctrl+c for each checkout)

find .subversion/config (hidden directory probably in your home directory)

edit config with the following (either by commenting out or adding):

in the [miscellany] section: use-commit-times=yes enable-auto-props=yes

in the [auto-props] section: . = svn:eol-style=native *.sh = svn:executable

rm -rf fdosvn/* rm -rf fdosvn/.svn

run again

cd /usr/local

sudo mkdir fdo-3.2.0 sudo mkdir fdo-3.2.2 sudo chown (your user) fdo-3.2.0 sudo chown (your user) fdo-3.2.2

cd ~/fdosvn

source ./

nohup ./ > & buildthirdparty.log (if you want to log the build) nohup ./ > & buildlinux.log

Apache/Php cd (back to your home directory)

mkdir mgdev

svn co install using apt: libcurl3, libcurl3-dev, libxslt1.1,libxslt1-dev, expat

sudo mkdir /usr/local/mapguideopensource

sudo chown (your user) /usr/local/mapguideopensource

edit /etc/apt/sources.list to include the multiverse

install using apt: sun-java-jdk5 (accept the license)

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-sun- (or similar)

cd /your/home/directory/mgdev/Oem/LinuxApt

extract all the tar.gz files


Build_oem Install using apt: automake1.7 (but don’t change symlinks or anything)

cd /your/home/directory/mgdev


If you receive an error relating to CppUnit then do the following:

pushd Oem/CppUnit-1.9.14 rm aclocal.m4 popd


Build Mapguide Install using apt: libexpat1, libexpat1-dev, doxygen

sudo chown (your user) /usr/lib/python-2.4


libtoolize –force

automake –add-missing –copy


./configure –enable-optimized


make install

Problems? Can’t find webstudio?

cp -R /your/home/directory/mgdev/Web/Src/webstudio /usr/local/mapguideopensource/webserverextensions/www/webstudio