[OSM-talk] Fedora users - build your slippy map

Jon Burgess jburgess777 at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 9 23:01:49 BST 2007

On Thu, 2007-08-09 at 22:33 +0100, Jon Burgess wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-08-09 at 11:48 +0100, Keith Sharp wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > To encourage people to use Mapnik, and hopefully to start contributing
> > to its development, I've put together some packages and instructions for
> > taking a planet.osm file and creating your own web based slippy map:
> > 
> > 	http://www.passback.org.uk/maps/fedora.shtml
> > 
> > I have started the process of submitting the Mapnik RPM for inclusion in
> > the Fedora proper, once that is complete I will start submitting the
> > other packages as well.
> > 
> > There are a couple of things I'd like to do to improve the installation:
> > 
> > 1) Fix the Mapnik/SELinux problems so that you don't need to disable
> > SELinux.
> > 
> > 2) Add the database configuration commands to the post-install script of
> > the osm-slippymap RPM so that the database setup is automated.
> > 
> > Any other feedback or suggestions welcome,
> > 
> > Keith.
> Thanks for putting these together, it certainly makes a slippy map
> installation much easier for a new user. 
> I ran problems because I've got an x86-64 machine which you've got no
> RPMS for it (yum bombs out after finding the repodata is missing). 
> I recompiled the SRPMS and everything was fine apart from Mapnik. I had
> to make some changes to re-add '-fPIC' to the AGG compile and tweak the
> spec file to pick up the right path for some of the Python files.
> All my compiled files and the mapnik src.rpm are at:
>   http://www.jburgess.uklinux.net/osm-slippy/
> If you think the changes are OK, feel free to add these to your repo if
> you want, or maybe I can create a repo with both i386 and x86_64
> packages.
> I've got one remaining issue causing the text labels to be missing in
> the output. I'll try to figure out why.

I figured out the font problem, the mapnik python bindings need a small
update to know where to find the system DejaVu fonts. I've added this
into the '-4 mapnik RPMs on my site.

Do you think we should try to find a home for the patches and spec files
in the OSM svn tree?


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