[osgeo4w-dev] Download from mirror?

andrea antonello andrea.antonello at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 16:25:24 EDT 2011

Hi Matt,
I was really hoping for this to work without dependencies. It needs
python though, which I had installed, but not in my osgeo4w install.
So even if the apt install via commandline is easy and works (tested,
yeah!), one has to go through a customized install of python, which
kind of defeats the purpose. Anyways I am sure many will be happy to
install also by doing so and most probably many will have python
installed, so I will wrap the instructions up and let others know.
Thank you for the help!


On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 12:39 AM, Matt Wilkie <matt.wilkie at gov.yk.ca> wrote:
> It's just two files. Save
> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/export/1170/trunk/apt/apt.py as
> %OSGeo4w_root%\bin\apt.py (default is C:\OSGeo4W)
> Then create batch file %OSGeo4w_root%\bin\apt.bat with the following
> content:
>   @python "%OSGEO4W_ROOT%\bin\apt.py" %*
> From there you can run something like the following from inside an osgeo4w
> command shell:
>   apt --mirror=http://download_alternate.osgeo.org update
>   :: or  apt --mirror=file:///path/to/package/mirror update
>   apt available | more
>   apt install gdal17 gdal17-python (etc...)
> cheers,
> matt wilkie
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> On 28/03/2011 1:29 PM, andrea antonello wrote:
>> Hi Matt,
>> that would be an great option. There is only one problem with it. It
>> is not installed by default, right? So for example in my case I have
>> no way to get the commandline installer without passing through the
>> gui installer.
>> Or is there a way for this?
>> Thanks,
>> Andrea

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