[QGIS-Developer] epel packages gdal and spatialite

Carlo A. Bertelli (Charta s.r.l.) carlo.bertelli at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 02:18:53 PDT 2018

I should add that there are already other sites providing RPM packages for
GIS. One of them, very good and coordinate with EPEL (when possible, that's
the case about GDAL), is Postgresql's one (originally provided by Devrim
Gündüz who is still in the team).
See for example:
with all the provided packages (A..W).
It may be a good idea not to replicate this effort, but to supplement it
with missing packages.

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:03 AM, Carlo A. Bertelli (Charta s.r.l.) <
carlo.bertelli at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you, it's a very good idea. The Enterprise Linux Gis project (ELGIS
> - https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Enterprise_Linux_GIS) says:
>> The ELGIS repository is not maintained any more, use EPEL.
> I don't think there is a strong need for QGIS (Desktop), Centos and RH are
> mainly used as servers, but everything that can enable a FOSS GIS
> environment is beneficial to QGIS and is very well done. Obviously
> RH/Centos is an excellent home for QGIS Server & friends.
> If I may add something about this, I suggest to target an SDI
> infrastructure, including GeoNode or something of the like, oriented
> towards a geographic topic not only to show single choropletic layers.
> Regards.
> c
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 10:36 AM, Richard Duivenvoorde <
> rdmailings at duif.net> wrote:
>> On 08/29/2018 09:47 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
>> > On 8/29/18 9:24 AM, Richard Duivenvoorde wrote:
>> >> Anybody aware if there is (other then nobody did it) a reason epel does
>> >> not contain 2.x ?
>> >
>> > ABI breaking changes are should be avoided, see:
>> >
>> >  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/GuidelinesAndPolicies#A_
>> major_version_update
>> Hi Bas,
>> Brrr.. I more or less understand, but RHEL7 released in 2015 (Centos 7.5
>> released in latest april), this means that 'we' are stuck with GDAL 1.x
>> for years...
>> While my idea of epel was that it not only provided some extra packages,
>> but also some more up to date packages... (like we do with
>> https://qgis.org/debian)
>> My reason for mocking about this is that I see RHEL and CentOS at a lot
>> of municipalities/governmental agencies etc.
>> And if we want for example QGIS-server to be installed in such places,
>> it should really be easier to install.
>> I do not think a separate repo would be a solution? EPEL is a
>> well/better established and trusted one.
>> I'm able to compile/install gdal myself, but am thinking here for the
>> more general public.
>> Regards,
>> Richard Duivenvoorde
>> ps and yes, I know Docker :-)
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