[Live-demo] Iris draft installer

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 12:42:17 PDT 2013

Hi Ian,

Thanks for the information.
Yes, it would be great to update the Iris install script to use this ppa.

Regarding QGIS and Sahana, we need to run through the quickstarts and 
check if those can be completed without errors.

Best regards,

On 06/24/2013 05:43 PM, Ian Edwards wrote:
> 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
> Ian
>> 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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Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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