[Qgis-developer] Dockers for QGIS

Paolo Cavallini cavallini at faunalia.it
Sun Mar 20 07:47:18 PDT 2016

Il 20/03/2016 10:17, Tim Sutton ha scritto:
> I mainly had bad experiences when trying to mix packages and hand build
> QGIS on the same system. Since I don’t use packages I have every version
> of QGIS installed for the last 6 or so releases in a pattern like this
> /usr/local/qgis-<version>
> I have little launcher scripts and .desktop files so that you can simply
> launch whichever version you want from gnome (or whatever DE you
> prefer). This all works seamlessly without any issue. I also have docker
> launchers set up in a similar way. Although I am a huge fan of docker, I
> actually think building multiple binaries into different prefixes gives
> you a better experience and would be my recommended approach if a user
> is able to compile themselves.

OK, I'll follow your recommendations then.

> I’ll make a little repo with my start
> scripts and .desktop files if that is useful to anyone (you just need to
> ensure you use the same INSTALL_PREFIX convention I do.

Please do share it. A very short howto on what your install approach is
will be useful.

All the best, and thanks.
Paolo Cavallini - www.faunalia.eu
QGIS & PostGIS courses: http://www.faunalia.eu/training.html

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