Install from Conda


TODO: Prepare Conda package.

Install from GitHub

Check out code from the Raven GitHub repo and start the installation:

$ git clone
$ cd raven

Create Conda environment named raven:

$ conda env create -f environment.yml
$ source activate raven

Install Raven app:

$ pip install -e .
make install

For development you can use this command:

$ pip install -e .[dev]
$ make develop

Start Raven PyWPS service

After successful installation you can start the service using the raven command-line.

$ raven --help # show help
$ raven start  # start service with default configuration


$ raven start --daemon # start service as daemon
loading configuration
forked process id: 42

The deployed WPS service is by default available on:


You can find which process uses a given port using the following command (here for port 5000):

$ netstat -nlp | grep :5000

Check the log files for errors:

$ tail -f  pywps.log

… or do it the lazy way

You can also use the Makefile to start and stop the service:

$ make start
$ make status
$ tail -f pywps.log
$ make stop

You can also run Raven as a Docker container.


TODO: Describe Docker container support.

Use Ansible to deploy Raven on your System

Use the Ansible playbook for PyWPS to deploy Raven on your system.