[Qgis-developer] Dockers for QGIS

Tim Sutton tim at kartoza.com
Tue Mar 22 14:41:31 PDT 2016


On Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 4:47 PM, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it>

> 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.

​Will do when I get back to my desktop PC with all my scripts on it.



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

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