[osgeo4w-dev] 32 or 64 bit library

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Tue Sep 6 02:41:46 PDT 2022

Hi Paul,

On Tue, 06. Sep 2022 at 09:57:57 +0930, Paul Burns wrote:
> Section 4.1.2 Other tool.. of
> https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/blob/master/INSTALL.md  
> Has a link to 64 bit OSGeo4w, but it returns a 404 Not found.

That's outdated.  The current recipes for the qgis packages are at:


Running package.sh will setup a separate osgeo4w environment with the
dependencies from osgeo4w and build the package.

There's also a  workflow on


which can produces packages.

> I note on https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/ the OSGeo4W network installer,
> does not specify if it is 32 or 64 bit?

Not anymore - because OSGeo4W is 64bit only now.

> Are the packages I have downloaded using the OSGeo4W network installer 32
> bit, and therefore I will need to compile QGIS as 32 bit?

Which is far behind to0.  OSGeo4W v1 is no longer maintained.


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