[MS4W-Users] Something to add to MS4W 3.1.0 troubleshooting

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Oct 5 21:26:30 EDT 2015

Hi Carlos,

Let me know how your PostGIS point testing goes, I am also a big PostGIS 
user so I will also do some testing as well.  If you can share your 
findings to the new mailing list that would be great 

You made a great point that the former way of using the dl() function to 
load mapscript is not required with this version of MS4W and this note 
should be added to the readme, I will add that, thank you for this.


Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

On 2015-10-05 5:14 PM, Carlos Ruiz wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> I am testing the new MS4W 3.1.0 and I just cannot show a PostGIS point
> layer as I did with the 3.0.6. I am tracking why it is not working and
> if find something wrong I will report the issue.
> Some information to add to the MS4W readme at
> http://www.ms4w.com/README_INSTALL.htm troubleshooting now that I am
> trying 3.1.0:
> Because the packed PHP version is 5.4.45, the ld() function is disabled
> due stability issues since 5.3.0, a fatal error is thrown:
> *Fatal error*: Call to undefined function dl()
> But in the packed php.ini file, the php_mapscript extension is loaded
> (line 885):
> [885] extension=php_mapscript.dll
> So there is no need to use dl() function when using PHP mapscript in the
> new version as before.
> More information at http://php.net/manual/en/function.dl.php
> Cheers,
> MSc. Carlos Ruiz

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