1.1. Basic packages to install on a Linux PC

To run SURFEX, several packages need to be installed on a Linux PC:

  • shell KSH
  • a fortran compiler (if none is ever installed, choose gfortran+gcc)
  • C++

=> Before to install SURFEX, please verify these packages are present on your computer.


  • MPI library (OPENMPI or MPICH2)

=> If MPI is not installed, SURFEX needs to be compiled with VER_MPI=NOMPI (type export VER_MPI="NOMPI" before running the configure file).