The information in this section is related to the stand-alone binary Aguila distribution and is not valid when Aguila is distributed as part of a PCRaster distribution. The source code and information about building Aguila can be obtained from the PCRaster Open Source Tools project website on SourceForge.

Aguila installation packages can be found at the files section of the SourceForge project page.

Microsoft Windows

The software is distributed as a Windows installer. Install Aguila by executing the installer. After installation there is an option to uninstall Aguila again.

The following directories are created within the installation directory:

bin    # Contains the executable and the required shared libraries.
demos  # Contains demo data.
doc    # Contains this manual, in pdf format.
share  # Contains support files.

When you install Aguila as a user with Administrator rights, the search path for executables is automatically updated to include the path to the Aguila binary. Otherwise, you need to update the search path yourself:

  1. Right-click on My Computer and select Properties.

  2. Go to Advanced tab and select Environment Variables.

  3. Edit the PATH variable from the User variables for user list, or add it if it not already exists.

  4. Insert the path to the Aguila binary into the edit field (separate paths using a semicolon).

  5. Open a new command prompt which will have the new environment setting.

GNU Linux


The binary distribution of Aguila for Linux is created on the PCRaster development machines. This version of Aguila will run on systems with similar properties (currently Debian testing on i686 and x86_64). On other machines this version may not run 1. Here is a list of Linux platforms for which Aguila is reported to run:

  • i686 / Debian testing

  • i686 / Ubuntu 8.04

  • i686 / Ubuntu 9.04

  • x86_64 / Debian testing

  • x86_64 / Ubuntu 8.04


We are in the process of making Aguila LSB-compliant.

The software is distributed as a compressed tar file which can be unzipped as follows:

tar zxf Aguila-<architecture>-<version>-Linux.tar.gz

This will result in a directory with the following subdirectories:

bin    # Contains the executable.
demos  # Contains demo data.
doc    # Contains this manual, in pdf format.
lib    # Contains the required shared libraries.
share  # Contains support files.

To be able to use Aguila you need to add the path to the bin directory to the search path for executables (PATH).


It is not necessary anymore to add the lib directory to the search path for shared libraries (LD_LIBRARY_PATH).


To debug issues when Aguila fails to start you can look at the output of the following command:

ldd path_to_aguila/aguila | less

This command will report whether certain required shared libraries cannot be found.

Mac OS X

Aguila compiles on Mac OS X too, but since we currently do not have a development machine available with this operating system installed, we cannot provide binary packages, unfortunately.