QGIS 2.0.1 for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy and Supporting Packages

With the release of Ubuntu 13.10, the Ubuntu GIS team has not yet fully rebuilt packages for the new release.  Some have been added, but QGIS has not been updated yet.  Since I did not feel like going back to 1.7.4 after coming back to Kubuntu from the Fedora KDE spin, I decided to build my own debs for 13.10.  After much fighting and patching and hacking I’ve built QGIS 2.0.1 and the necessary related debs that are dependent on what is currently in the ubuntugis-unstable PPA.

To use these, first add the ubuntugis-unstable PPA found at https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugis/+archive/ubuntugis-unstable.  Once you’ve done that, download this 7zip file and decompress it on your system.  I would highly recommend making your own local repository that points to the directory you decompress, but hey it’s your time and effort 😉

Once you are done, do the standard sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get upgrade, and then sudo apt-get install qgis (assuming you added ubuntugis-unstable and followed my suggestion about making your own local repo).  That should be all you need to do.  I haven’t signed them or anything so you’ll likely need to install from the command line so you can answer yes when prompted about them not being signed.

Since I did this for myself and decided to post the packages until the Ubuntu GIS team has time to build them and put them in their Saucy PPA, I offer no warranty of any type on these.  They work for me.  When the  team does update, use their packages.  I am not affiliated with them in any way, shape, or form (they’d be slumming to hang out with me anyway 😉

  • If using them causes your business to fail and you end up homeless on the street, not my fault.
  • If using them calls forth Cthulu and he eats your first born, not my fault.
  • If you use them to gather coordinates for bombing a military installation and instead hit an orphanage, not my fault.
  • If your wife leaves you and you end up writing a Country song named “Feed Jake, Part 2”, not my fault.  However, I’d like to hear it since I have a soft spot for the original.
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