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

Bernd Vogelgesang bernd.vogelgesang at gmx.de
Thu Mar 13 15:40:46 PDT 2014

Hi Josef,

yes, I do want to have "stable" qgis with fdgb (+mrsid) support AND master  
for testing/new features, and yes, I already found your blog and also  
managed to build gdal on a virtual machine. But as with all those blogs,  
there is the "glue" missing.
For example I never found a text describing building gdal AND using the  
rest from the repositories. Normally, they only cover building everything  
and only latest versions and master and other cutting edge stuff, but  
simple how-tos how to set-up an easy to maintain system comparable what  
you get on windows out of the box with osgeo4w seem not to exist.
Fortunately, Alex and Eric already gave some very important hints.

>> Assuming that worked, you would then probably want to put a hold on
>> gdal so it doesn't get updated and lose your customizations.
> I assume that too, but how would I do "put a hold on gdal"?

> It's called Pinning in the debian world. In synaptic you highlight the
> package in the list, then to Package -> Lock Version
> The command line fu way is to edit an apt file like this example (just
> change the package names)
> http://askubuntu.com/questions/23578/how-do-i-pin-a-particular-mysql-version-to-avoid-unnecessary-upgrades

This was completely new for me and I would never ever have managed to find  
out on myself just through googling cause for that you need to know the  
terms to search for.

Ok, at the moment I have no time for the experimenting, but at least I  
know how to "pin" this thread in my mail-client for later use ;)


Am 12.03.2014, 20:44 Uhr, schrieb josef k <groundwatergis at gmail.com>:

> Bernd,
> I recently installed gdal with filegdb on ubuntu 13.10. My notes-to-self  
> about the installation procedure are found here:  
> http://>hydrogeotools.blogspot.se/2013/07/install-gdal-with-file-gdb-and.html
> Then I installed qgis 2.2 from ubuntugis-unstable. And now I do have  
> qgis with filegdb-support.
> Is this what you were trying to achieve? ( I have to admit I did not  
> read the full thread.)
> /Josef
>> ---------- Vidarebefordrat meddelande ----------
>> From: "Bernd Vogelgesang" <bernd.vogelgesang at gmx.de>
>> To: "Eric Goddard" <egoddard1010 at gmail.com>
>> Cc: qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
>> Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:10:12 +0100
>> Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] Run stable and master versions of QGIS on  
>> Ubuntu
>> Am 11.03.2014, 20:35 Uhr, schrieb Eric Goddard <egoddard1010 at gmail.com>:
>> What I still do not get is, why my requirements seem to be so "exotic",  
>> that there is no easier way for all this. But maybe I manage to solve  
>> all >>this and maybe post it somewhere.
>> Lots of googling ahead ... after already googling a lot.

Bernd Vogelgesang
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