[Qgis-developer] Re: 2 doubts prior Compiling QGIS on ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Micha Silver micha at arava.co.il
Tue Nov 23 09:06:10 EST 2010

On 23/11/2010 15:03, Agustin Lobo wrote:

> 1. So in my case (Synaptic installing from ubuntugis), I set GRASS_PREFIX to
> /usr/lib/grass64 in ccmake, right? Is there an easy way to know where
> Synaptic installs packages instead of having to make long searches?
> 2. I must avoid
> sudo make install
> to do not overwrite my current qgis, right?
If you've changed the CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX, then you can 
safely run 'make install'. If you've chosen a directory under 
/home/alobo then you shouldn't even need sudo to install.

Then, with sudo privileges, create a soft link /usr/bin/qgis7 
pointing to
  /home/alobo/apps/bin/qgis (or wherever the qgis binary got 

> I mean, the best is just copying the new executable to /usr/bin/qgis17
> 3. Section "3.12.6. Step 6: compile and install QGIS" tells the reader to
> copy tar files, while svn is
> used for gdal in section "3.12.4. Step 4: compile and install the gdal
> libraries". For consistency, could the directions for using svn for qgis be
> included also? (i.e., like
> http://download.osgeo.org/qgis/doc/manual/qgis-1.5.0_coding-compilation_guide_en.pdf
> p.64-p.66)
> 4. I also note that reference [12] is broken and there is no qgis>  1.5 in
> http://download.osgeo.org/qgis/src/
> (referred to by [13])
> 5. Is the list of requirements in qgis-1.5.0_coding-compilation_guide_en.pdf
> p.62-64 up to date?
> Thanks
> Agus

Micha Silver
Arava Development Co.  +972-52-3665918

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