[QGIS-Developer] Question on FGDB support for "Save As" / "Export"

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Thu Aug 2 01:45:31 PDT 2018

Hi Andreas,

On Tue, 31. Jul 2018 at 12:05:52 +0200, Andreas Neumann wrote:
> 2. Currently, it can only be enabled in the OSGeo4W version by selecting
> the "gdal-filegdb" package. The standalone installer does not include
> this package. 

> About issue 2: 
> @Jürgen: can you include the necessary gdal-filegdb package also in the
> standalone installer - or are there license problems? 

The standalone is just a partly snapshot of OSGeo4W (ie. the (virtual)
qgis-full package and all it's dependencies).  Any issues would already apply
to OSGeo4W.

The standalone includes the OSGeo4W Installer so you can add not included
packages afterwards.  Not very convienient of course for people that always
need filegdb.

Inclusion wouldn't be a problem - and just require adding gdal-filegdb as
dependency to the qgis-full.

Lack of (obvious) control which driver to use might be a problem for use (i.e.
setting the environment variable OGR_SKIP) - if you want to switch between the
two drivers.  I don't have much experience with FileGDB.  I only very rarely
got data in FileGDB.


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