I try to install MapServer on Ubuntu by follow this tutorial. I was installed libraries and apach. But have a problem with last command:

libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c /home/user/mapserver /usr/local/bin/mapserv

I have libtool library in system. But its says that directory /home/user/mapserver not exist. When i try:

    libtool install /usr/bin/install -c /home/user/mapserver /usr/local/bin/mapserv

I get:

/usr/bin/install: omitting directory '/home/user/mapserver'

Whats wrong?
PS: first time see Linux OS.

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If you are a first time user, you should definitely install mapserver using provided packages rather than compiling from source.

sudo apt-get install mapserver is what you need. If you want a more recent version of mapserver, you should consider adding the ubuntugis repository first:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable
sudo apt-get install cgi-mapserver
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    Its fine i do sudo apt-get install cgi-mapserver and get MapServer.
    – Kliver Max
    Jun 24, 2013 at 10:04

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