Installation on MacOSX ™

Compile ZOO from source

Follow the steps indicated bellow to install ZOO-Kernel on Mac OS ™ operating systems.

  1. Install Xcode.

  2. Before you start downloading the ZOO-Project source code, some more tools are required in order to compile ZOO-Kernel properly. First of all install PROJ, GEOS and GDAL frameworks from here. At this step, you should get the following directories on your local hard drive :

  3. Then, create a src directory and inside that directory download the gettext source code and uncompress it. Now, compile gettext with the following commands to produce a universal binary :

    cd gettext-
    CFLAGS="-O -g -arch i386 -arch ppc -arch x86_64"  \
      LDFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch ppc -arch x86_64"   ./configure
    sudo make install
  4. Compile and install ZOO-Kernel

    • Download source from SVN, and use the following command to compile libcgic :

      svn co zoo
      cd zoo/thirds/cgic206
    • If you produced the libcgic.a file, you can run autoconf and then configure from zoo-kernel directory.

      cd zoo/zoo-kernel
      ./configure --with-python --with-java=macos \

      Obviously, if you don’t need Python or Java support then you should remove the corresponding configure option.


      Note that we used the –with-java=macos configure option. Due to the generic location of the JDK on all Mac OS X platforms, you don’t have to provide its full path.

    • Now, run the following commands to compile and deploy your ZOO-Kernel on your Apache server :

      cp zoo_loader.cgi main.cfg /Library/WebServer/CGI-Executables

      You should be ready to request your ZOO-Kernel installation using the following link : http://localhost/cgi-bin/zoo_loader.cgi?request=GetCapabilities&service=WPS .

      If everything is ok, you can follow the next steps to deploy new Services Providers.


      If you are using your own libs (not the default libs on your system) then you must take care to create universal versions of those libs, as the ZOO-Kernel will try to create a universal binary. If you are not following this advice, you might receive compile errors of symbol(s) not found for architecture ppc or file was built for unsupported file format which is not the architecture being linked (ppc).

Deploy the OGR Services Provider


Before your try to use any service, please set the correct path in the main.cfg for tmpPath and tmpUrl.

You can use the following setup :

tmpPath = /Library/WebServer/Documents/tmp
tmpUrl = ../../tmp

Obviously you’ll then need to create this directory, using the following command :

mkdir /Library/WebServer/Documents/tmp

C Version

To compile the base-vect-ops ServicesProvider you’ll need to edit the Makefile in zoo/zoo-services/ogr/base-vect-ops/ directory. Add “-I/Library//Frameworks/GEOS.framework/Versions/3/Headers/” to the CFLAGS value on the first line. To compile, add GDAL framework to the PATH environmenet variable, to ensure that gdal-config tool will be found, run make and then copy cgi-env files in the /Library/WebServer/CGI-Executables directory.

cd zoo/zoo-services/ogr/base-vect-ops/
export PATH=$PATH:/Library/Frameworks/GDAL.framework/Versions/1.7/Programs/
cp cgi-env/* /Library/WebServer/CGI-Executables

You can test using this url if everything is ok with your setup.

Python Version


First of all run python from a and try the following import from the python interpreter :

import osgeo.ogr
import libxml2

If you get an issue when importing the libxml2 module from your python interpreter then that means you need to install the Python support for the libxml2 library which is already installed on your Mac OS X environment. To accomplish this, you have first to determine what version of libxml2 is installed on your platform, using the following command:

xml2-config –version

Download the source corresponding to your version (i.e. on 10.6.6 you get 2.7.3) from the libxml2 download page into your src directory then uncompress it.

Use the following command to install the python support :

cd src/libxml2-2.7.3/python/
python install

Deploy OGR Python Services Provider

  • Now copy the zoo-services/ogt/base-vect-ops/cgi-env files into /Library/WebServer/CGI-Executables.

You can test using this url if everything is ok with your setup.

Test using Local Demo Page