Building Mapguide on Ubuntu 7.10 Server

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Below are instructions that will aid a user with installing FDO 3.3 and MapGuide Open Source 2.0 from SVN trunk on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Server. It is based on previous instructions, credit to their authors!


Install a basic Ubuntu Server 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

The default directory used in these instructions is called /home/administrator. This assumes that you created your primary user account with the name "administrator". If you did not, mentally adjust where necessary.

By the time you read this, FDO 3.3 and MapGuide 2.0 may have their own branches in SVN. If so, just swap out references to /trunk/ with the appropriate /branch/* where necessary.

You may want to consider using a client like PuTTY to access your server's terminal via openssh-server. This really helps with copying and pasting. If so, either ensure that you install this service during your basic install, or add "openssh-server" to the list of packages below.

Type the following in Terminal to install the prerequisite build tools:

sudo apt-get install subversion build-essential gcc g++ bison flex automake1.9 libjpeg62-dev libtool zlib1g zlib1g-dev libxml2-dev make libxalan110 libxalan110-dev

To avoid "bad fd number" errors completely, type the following in the terminal:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure dash

and choose No at the prompt. Be aware that this changes your default /bin/sh from dash back to bash.

Prepare your SVN profile to use the appropriate options for FDO and MapGuide. Type the following at the Terminal.

svn info

(this just sets up your initial .subversion settings folder)

nano .subversion/config

Edit config with the following. You can enable options by removing the comments (# ) in front of them, or just add new lines to the appropriate locations:

(in the Miscellany section, enable)


(in the Auto-Props section, add)


Save and close the config file.


In terminal type the following:

svn co fdosvn --username=guest --password=guest
sudo mkdir /usr/local/fdo-3.3.0

(type in your password if prompted)

sudo chown administrator /usr/local/fdo-3.3.0

(make sure that if you are not logged in as administrator, you change this to your userid)

cd fdosvn
source ./

In terminal, type the following to run the builds:

nohup ./
nohup ./

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In Terminal type the following:

cd .. (you should now be in /home/administrator)

mkdir mgdev

cd mgdev

svn co

In Terminal, install the following:

sudo apt-get install libcurl3 libcurl3-dev libxslt1.1 libxslt1-dev expat

In Terminal:

mkdir /usr/local/mapguideopensource

sudo chown administrator /usr/local/mapguideopensource (replace administrator with your user if necessary)

Edit the following file /etc/apt/sources.list to include the multiverse

nano sources.list

In Terminal, install the following:

sudo apt-get install sun-java5-jdk (accept the license)

In Terminal type the following:

(be sure to change the version of java to the one you download (i.e.,,, etc.))

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-sun-

cd /home/administrator/MgDev/1.2.x/MgDev/Oem/LinuxApt

find . –name “*.gz” –exec tar zxf {} “;”



In Terminal, install the following:

sudo apt-get install automake1.7 libasound2-Dev

In Terminal:

cd /home/administrator/MgDev/1.2.x/MgDev

pushd Oem/CppUnit-1.9.14

rm aclocal.m4



If fails at the DWF toolkit component and complains about AM_PROG_LIBTOOL not found, install libtool:

sudo apt-get install libtool

and re-run reference


In Terminal, install the following:

sudo apt-get install libexpat1 libexpat1-dev doxygen

In Terminal:

sudo chown administrator /usr/lib/python2.4

sudo chown administrator /usr/lib/python2.5


libtoolize --force

automake --add-missing --copy


./configure - -without-python


make install

To activate webstudio, you have to copy the files to the webserverextension folder as follows:

cp -R /home/administrator/mgdev/1.2.x/MgDev/Web/src/webstudio “SPACE” /usr/local/mapguideopensource/webserverextensions/www/webstudio

The above command should be all one line, with a 'space' between webstudio and /usr

Reboot the server

To start Mapguide on the server:

cd /usr/local/mapguideopensource/webtierextensions/apache2/bin


cd /usr/local/mapguideopensource/server/bin