[Live-demo] Iris draft installer

Ian Edwards iedwards.pub at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 07:43:54 PDT 2013

Hi All,

Ed Campbell has packaged up Iris and dependencies so that it can be
installed from apt-get:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:drescampbell/ppa
sudo apt-get install python-iris
Does this help with some of the dependency problems?  If yes, should we go
ahead and update the Iris install script to install from apt-get instead?

To what extent should I test with QGIS and Sahana? I haven't seen any
problems (including with plugins) in QGIS, but presumably I need to install
a plugin that utilises matplotlib now that the system version is at 1.2.0.

Many thanks


> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM, Hamish <hamish_b at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Ian wrote:
>> > We've submitted an installer for the Iris library:
>> thanks!
>> > We've updated Matplotlib to version 1.2.0 (previously it
>> > was at 1.1.1rc1) will this cause problems for anyone?
>> yes, probably. at least QGIS and Sahana are installing and
>> using the system's matplotlib, most likely others too.
>> which one gets picked up probably depends on the list
>> ordering in PYTHONPATH.
>> if you absolutely positively need the newer version, and can't
>> find a way to work around it, please grab the newer package
>> from raring and rebuild it for 12.04 LTS (not hard, just
>> ask if you need a hand with that)
>> http://packages.ubuntu.com/python-matplotlib
>> and then test that it doesn't break qgis, sahana,
>> etc.
>> > There are also a few other dependencies added.
>> as per earlier email, please make them into .debs.
>> It's easy and it helps catch when two projects
>> try to install different versions of the same package
>> or try to install files over the top of each other.
>> also it means there is no -dev package mess to clean up.
>> again, happy to help if you get stuck with it, and we
>> have a dir for such things at download.osgeo.org if
>> you need a place to store them online.
>> ... avoiding stepping on each other's toes takes a bit
>> of effort and discipline seeing that many of us are using
>> the same tools.
>> thanks,
>> Hamish
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