python-mapscript - Python library for MapServer

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name python-mapscript
Package version 6.4.1
Package release 5+deb8u3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.03 KB
Download size 209.62 KB
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Python MapScript provides MapServer functions for Python scripts.
MapServer is a CGI-based framework for Internet map services which
supports Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-mapscript_6.4.1-5+deb8u3_i386.deb 6.4.1 i386 Debian Main
python-mapscript - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libcairo2 >= 1.2.4
libcurl3-gnutls >= 7.16.2
libfreetype6 >= 2.2.1
libfribidi0 >= 0.19.2
libgd3 >= 2.1.0~rc1-2
libgdal1h >= 1.8.0
libgeos-c1 >= 3.4.2
libgif4 >= 4.1.4
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.12.0
libjpeg62-turbo >= 1.3.1
libmapserver1 >= 6.4.0
libpng12-0 >= 1.2.13-4
libpq5 -
libproj0 >= 4.8.0
libpython2.7 >= 2.7
librsvg2-2 >= 2.14.4
libxml2 >= 2.6.27
python >= 2.7
python << 2.8
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Name Value
python2.7-mapscript -


Type URL
Binary Package python-mapscript_6.4.1-5+deb8u3_amd64.deb
Source Package mapserver

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install python-mapscript deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install python-mapscript




2017-01-18 - Bas Couwenberg <>
mapserver (6.4.1-5+deb8u3) jessie-security; urgency=high
* Add upstream patch to fix CVE-2017-5522 (stack buffer overflow).
2017-01-07 - Bas Couwenberg <>
mapserver (6.4.1-5+deb8u2) stable; urgency=medium
* Add upstream patch to fix FTBFS with php >= 5.6.25.
2016-12-05 - Bas Couwenberg <>
mapserver (6.4.1-5+deb8u1) stable; urgency=high
* Add upstream patch to fix CVE-2016-9839.
2014-07-05 - Bas Couwenberg <>
mapserver (6.4.1-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add debug package for libmapserver. Thanks to Frederic Junod for the patch.
(closes: #753586)
* Support new vendorarch path for Perl modules.
Thanks to Niko Tyni for the patch.
(closes: #752715)
2014-04-30 - Bas Couwenberg <>
mapserver (6.4.1-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add patch to support building mapscript for PHP 5.6.
(closes: #745600)
2014-04-11 - Bas Couwenberg <>
mapserver (6.4.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Also build mapscript for Java.
Thanks Ezequiel Lara Gómez for the patch.
(closes: #740351)
* Add lintian override for incompatible-java-bytecode-format.
* Don't install ruby mapscript for Ruby 1.9, only built for 2.x now.
* Drop patched FindRuby.cmake, build depend on the cmake version
containing the updated module.
2014-02-28 - Bas Couwenberg <>
mapserver (6.4.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add gpb.conf to use pristine-tar by default.
* Use dh commands instead of CMake directly.
* Enable parallel builds.
* Drop lintian override for debian-watch-may-check-gpg-signature,
shouldn't override pedantic tags.
* Add patched FindRuby.cmake to also support Ruby 2.0 and 2.1.
* Build mapscript extension for all supported Ruby versions.
(closes: #739773)
2014-01-03 - Bas Couwenberg <>
mapserver (6.4.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release, fixes a vulnerability leading to potential leakage of
information when using TIME filtering on postgis layers.
* Refresh patches.
* Drop freetype2-include-dir.patch, applied upstream in modified form. 
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5, no changes required.
* Add lintian override for debian-watch-may-check-gpg-signature,
upstream doesn't provide signatures for verification.
* Update copyright file.
* Update symbols file.
2013-12-11 - Francesco Paolo Lovergine <>
mapserver (6.4.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
[ Bas Couwenberg ]
* Drop obsolete Build-Depends:
- sharutils (AGG no longer built separately)
- libsdl1.2-dev (AGG examples no longer built)
- libogdi3.2-dev (no longer used)
- libpam0g-dev (no longer used),
- libreadline-dev (no longer used),
- libedit-dev (no longer used),
- libepsilon-dev (no longer used),
* Update debian watch file:
- Drop uupdate action
- Handle common mistakes
* Remove debconf translations, debconf template no longer used.
[ Francesco Paolo Lovergine ]
* Now build-dep on (versioned) libgdal-dev instead of (obsolete) libgdal1-dev. 
* Added a new patch freetype2-include-dir.patch to fix problem in
determining the correct FreeType2 include directory (why is it not using
2013-09-19 - Bas Couwenberg <>
mapserver (6.4.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Also include mapserver-config.h and mapserver-version.h in dev package.
Required to build MapCache with MapServer support.
* Use php5enmod and php5dismod instead of installing the ini directly.
(closes: #667771)
* Add patch to export mapserver cmake package for external projects.
* Add versioned Breaks/Replaces for dev package.
* Drop transitional packages and Breaks/Replaces for libmapserver.
(closes: #723979)
* Drop unused lintian-overrides for php5-mapscript.
* Build-Depend on libperl-dev so cmake can find PerlLibs.
(closes: #724259)

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