I am trying to work through the mapserver tutorialhttp://mapserver.org/tutorial/index.html .
I am working on a Mac (with 10.9) and I have installed mapserver from http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/mapserver. I have apache running and I have copied the tutorial document into apache's document root ("/Library/WebServer/Documents"). All the files are world readable so apache should be able to read them. I have also verified the permissions in httpd.conf.
When I try and access the first tutorial at
http://localhost/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/ms4w/apps/tutorial/htdocs/example1-1.map&layer=states&mode=map I get
msLoadMap(): Unable to access file. (/ms4w/apps/tutorial/htdocs/example1-1.map).
Is there a separate mapserver config file that I have missed?
And where is mapserver looking for the files?