[Qgis-developer] Dockers for QGIS

Andreas Neumann a.neumann at carto.net
Sat Mar 19 01:58:17 PDT 2016

Hi Paolo,

It is relatively easy to have several parallel QGIS versions on Linux, 
if you compile it yourself. You can set the CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX to 
wherever you like, e.g. in your home directory.

You would install into several independent directories and introduce a 
3-line shell script to start the specific version. Something like:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/an/qgis/qgis_2_8/lib
export QGIS_PREFIX_PATH=/home/an/qgis/qgis_2_8

Note that /home/an/qgis should be replaced to wherever you have chosen 
to install.

This is really easy and it helps to work with and test versions directly 
from github.


On 19.03.2016 09:46, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm using several versions of QGIS:
> * 2.8 for production, especially on the server side
> * 2.14 for normal work
> * dev for experimenting and early qt5-py3 testing.
> I do not want to mess up my clean Debian, so I only use packages.
> As a possible solution to my problem, I'm trying out Tim dockers for QGIS:
> http://kartoza.com/qgis-desktop-in-docker/
> but I have not much success. Is anyone using it?
> Are there simpler, yet clean, alternatives?
> Thanks a lot.

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