[Qgis-developer] Run stable and master versions of QGIS on Ubuntu

Bernd Vogelgesang bernd.vogelgesang at gmx.de
Tue Mar 11 10:45:07 PDT 2014

Thanx Remi for bringing this up ... I didn't dare to ...

The problem with compiling the dev version imho is, that you will have 
to recompile it permanently if you are trying to be of any help with bug 
tracking, am I right? (Haven't compiled anything yet, cause I don't get 
rid of the knots in my brain)

On the other hand, to use QGIS "professionaly", I need GDAL with FGDB 
and MrSID support, so I will have to compile GDAL myself beforehand.
But wanting to use it for work, I better not use the master version but 
the stable.

So, as I see it, it would be much better to compile the stable version 
and then get the master version for the candies and the testing from 
But all guidelines propose it the other way round, which I do not really 
understand ...

Said this, when I want to compile the stable version instead of the 
master, but with a "handmade" GDAL, is there any way to take benefit 
from the ubuntugis-unstable repository (things I can install beforehand 
and then disabling the repository again)?

As I said, I have knots in my brain on this and never managed to have a 
nice and easy environment on Ubuntu as I have with Windows (which is 
Can someone help me with the surgery?


Am 11.03.2014 17:59, schrieb Alex Mandel:
> The only non-compile way I can think of on an Ubuntu box would be to run
> a virtual machine. Otherwise you have to compile to avoid package
> manager conflicts.
> So up to you which is more time/hassle to setup.
> Enjoy,
> Alex
> On 03/10/2014 01:26 PM, Etienne Tourigny wrote:
>> AFAIK, you have to build your own version (preferrably master) with a
>> different install prefix (e.g. /home/softdev/), and when you want to use
>> that version you need to add relevant paths to PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
>> I have a shell function that sets this up on demand:
>> setup_softdev()
>> {
>> export SOFT_PREFIX=/home/softdev
>> export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/home/softdev/lib"
>> export LIBRARY_PATH=/home/softdev/lib
>> export LD_RUN_PATH=/home/softdev/lib
>> export PATH=/home/softdev/bin:$PATH
>> export CPLUS_INCLUDE_PATH=/home/softdev/include
>> export C_INCLUDE_PATH=/home/softdev/include
>> export CPPFLAGS=-I/home/softdev/include
>> export PYTHONPATH=/home/softdev/lib/python2.7/site-packages/
>> export GDAL_DATA=/home/softdev/share/gdal
>> }
>> export -f setup_softdev
>> On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 5:19 PM, Rémi Bovard <remi.bovard at gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>>> Hi list,
>>> I'm wondering if there is there a simple way to run stable and master
>>> versions of QGIS on Ubuntu? By simple, I mean - if possible - without
>>> compile QGIS from source.
>>> For now, as described in doc [1], I edit /etc/apt/sources.list to 
>>> define
>>> which repository to use : http://qgis.org/debian or
>>> http://qgis.org/debian-nightly. But doing like this, I cannot run 
>>> the two
>>> versions at the same time.
>>> Thank you in advance for your answers.
>>> Rémi
>>> [1] http://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/alldownloads.html#ubuntu
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