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birdhousebuilder.recipe.pywps 0.1.4

A Buildout recipe to install and configure PyWPS Web Processing Service with Anaconda.

Latest Version: 0.4.0


birdhousebuilder.recipe.pywps is a Buildout recipe to install and configure PyWPS with Anaconda. PyWPS is a Python implementation of a Web Processing Service (WPS). PyWPS will be deployed as a Supervisor service and is available on a Nginx web server.

Birdhousebuilder recipes are used to build Web Processing Service components (Phoenix, Malleefowl, Nighthawk, FlyingPigeon, …) of the ClimDaPs project. All Birdhousebuilder recipes need an existing Anaconda installation.


The recipe requires that Anaconda is already installed. It assumes that Anaconda is installed at the default location in your home directory ~/anaconda. Otherwise you need to set the Buildout option anaconda-home to the correct location.

It installs the pywps package from a conda channel and setups a PyWPS output folder in ~/anaconda/var/lib/pywps. It deploys a Supervisor configuration for PyWPS in ~/anaconda/etc/supervisor/conf.d/pywps.conf. Supervisor can be started with ~/anaconda/etc/init.d/supervisor start.

The recipe will install the nginx package from a conda channel and deploy a Nginx site configuration for PyWPS. The configuration will be deployed in ~/anaconda/etc/nginx/conf.d/pywps.conf. Nginx can be started with ~/anaconda/etc/init.d/nginx start.

By default PyWPS will be available on http://localhost:8091/wps?service=WPS&version=1.0.0&request=GetCapabilities.

The recipe depends on birdhousebuilder.recipe.conda, birdhousebuilder.recipe.supervisor and birdhousebuilder.recipe.nginx.

Supported options

The recipe supports the following options:

Buildout option with the root folder of the Anaconda installation. Default: $HOME/anaconda.
The hostname of the PyWPS service (nginx). Default: localhost
The port of the PyWPS service (nginx). Default: 8091
The name of your WPS project (used for config names and folder path).
Path the PyWPS processes.
Title used for your WPS service.
Description of your WPS service.

Example usage

The following example buildout.cfg installs PyWPS with Anaconda:

parts = pywps

anaconda-home = /home/myself/anaconda

recipe = birdhousebuilder.recipe.pywps
sites = myproject
hostname = localhost
port = 8091

# pywps options
processesPath = ${buildout:directory}/myproject/processes
title = MyProject ...
abstract = MyProject does ...

After installing with Buildout start the PyWPS service with:

$ cd /home/myself/anaconda
$ etc/init.d/supervisord start  # start|stop|restart
$ etc/init.d/nginx start        # start|stop|restart
$ bin/supervisorctl status      # check that pycsw is running
$ less var/log/pywps/myproject.log  # check log file

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Change History

0.1.4 (2014-08-17)

added /usr/local/bin to gunicorn path (needed for brew on macosx)

0.1.3 (2014-08-01)

Updated documentation.

0.1.2 (2014-07-24)

Fixed hostname in nginx template.

0.1.1 (2014-07-11)

Fixed HOME env in gunicorn template.

0.1.0 (2014-07-10)

Initial Release.

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