[Mapit] genmap.fcgi doesn't return images

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Sun Feb 11 13:44:28 CET 2007

Hi Moritz,

On Sunday 11 February 2007 02:04, Moritz Lenz wrote:
> I tried to setup mapit-1.0.2 on my local machine (Debian GNU/Linux 3.1
> testing)

wouldn't this be "Sarge" which is stable?

> , and I'm having some difficulties, I hope you can help me. 

We will sure try. :)

> I adapted mapconfig.py and then ran checkconfig.py. It says at the end:
> Summary:
> all tile image files can be opened
> all tile image files can be loaded
> all marker image files can be opened
> all marker image files can be loaded
> 1 python file(s) can't be compiled/imported:
> modmapit
> `python modmapit`
> complains about not beeing able to load _apache, which appears to be due
> to the fact that it's not run from mode_python (I'm using the fastcgi
> interface).

Should be fine then.

> When I call showmap.fgci from the browser it shows me the borders of the
> image map, zoom icons etc. but no images.
> When I call the image map URL manually, It takes a very long time and
> then I get a 501 internal server error.

> When I run `python genmap` I get:
> Content-type: image/png
> Traceback (most recent call last):

This is the problem we need to concentrate on:

>   File "genmap", line 42, in ?
>     main()
>   File "genmap", line 37, in main
>     image = makemap.generate_map(parameters)
>   File "/home/moritz/public_html/mapit/makemap.py", line 78, in
> generate_map image = PIL.Image.new("RGB", (result_width, result_height),
> 0xFFFFFFFF) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/PIL/Image.py", line
> 1610, in new return Image()._new(core.fill(mode, size, color))
> SystemError: new style getargs format but argument is not a tuple
> Any idea what might be wrong?

The problems seems to arise from PIL somehow.

> In case it's important a few version numbers:
> python:	2.4.4-2
> apache:	2.2.3-3.2
> fastcgi: 2.4.2-8

Apache and fastcgi are not yet in the picture, 
so it would be interesting which version of PIL you are using
and how was it installed.


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