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Malleefowl simplifies the usage of WPS and has some supporting WPS processes.

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Introduction

Malleefowl (the bird)
Malleefowl are shy, wary, solitary birds that usually fly only to escape danger or reach a tree to roost in. Although very active, they are seldom seen [..] (Wikipedia).

Malleefowl is a Python package to simplify the usage of Web Processing Services (WPS). Currently it is using the PyWPS server. It comes with some WPS processes which are used by the Phoenix WPS web-application. These processes are used to support climate data processing with WPS.

Installation

Check out code from the malleefowl github repo and start the installation:

$ git clone https://github.com/bird-house/malleefowl.git
$ cd malleefowl
$ make

For other install options run make help and read the documention for the Makefile.

After successful installation you need to start the services. Malleefowl is using Anaconda Python distribution system. All installed files (config etc …) are below the Anaconda root folder which is by default in your home directory ~/anaconda. Now, start the services:

$ make start   # starts supervisor services
$ make status  # show supervisor status

The depolyed WPS service is available on http://localhost:8091/wps?service=WPS&version=1.0.0&request=GetCapabilities.

Check the log files for errors:

$ tail -f  ~/anaconda/var/log/pywps/malleefowl.log
$ tail -f  ~/anaconda/var/log/pywps/malleefowl_trace.log

Configuration

If you want to run on a different hostname or port then change the default values in custom.cfg:

$ cd malleefowl
$ vim custom.cfg
$ cat custom.cfg
[settings]
hostname = localhost
http-port = 8091

After any change to your custom.cfg you need to run make install again and restart the supervisor service:

$ make install
$ make restart
$ make status

Authors

Carsten Ehbrecht ehbrecht at dkrz.de

Change History

0.1.3 (2014-11-11)

  • Fixed LD_LIBRARY_PATH for myproxy-logon. Should not use openssl library from anaconda.
  • Replaced install.sh by Makefile.
  • Dockerfile added.

0.1.2 (2014-10-21)

  • Fixed pyOpenSSL dependency.
  • Updated docs.
  • Updated dependencies.
  • Dockfile for automated builds added.

0.1.1 (2014-08-21)

  • Changed default cache path.

0.1.0 (2014-08-18)

  • Initial Release.

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