GIS Packages for Ubuntu – no longer necessary?

21.10.2007 – 1:12 pm

Today, I upgraded my system to Ubuntu 7.10 “GutsyGibbon”. I find out, that most of the GIS packages, I was providing are available in current repositories:

* libgdal1-1.4.0 (version 1.4.1)
* proj (version 4.5.0)
* mapserver (version 4.10.3)
* grass (version 6.2.2)
* gpsbabel (version 1.3.3)
only qgis is a bit older, because of the qgis developers released 0.9.0 version only for short time
* qgis (version 0.8.0),

In my opinion, all the packages are pretty fresh and general user could live with them.

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So I have to ask: What are your needs? What versions of what packages do YOU need in your system, which are not available in Ubuntu repos? Please, tell me in comments below or via e-mail, what should be done, so you could use your ubuntu 7.10 as regular desktop GIS station.

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  1. 14 Responses to “GIS Packages for Ubuntu – no longer necessary?”

  2. Hi!

    I got stuck on how to integrate extensions (grassadons). It is necessary to compile them by providing the path to source code of GRASS.

    Yet, I was unsuccessful to do that even after installing the source packages.

    Any solution?

    By Nikos on Oct 21, 2007

  3. Have a look at http://logs.qgis.org/grass/%23grass.2007-10-21.log :-)

    By Jachym on Oct 21, 2007

  4. Maybe gdal compiled with ecw support?? would be useful

    By James on Oct 25, 2007

  5. Hi Jachym,
    I think you’re right… the gutsy packages are fresh and for now they could work properly!
    In my honest opinion, I think that you can postpone your repository upgrading and concentrate your efforts when a more stable versione of qgis 0.9 will be available and, especially, when mapserver 0.5 will be available

    By Alessio on Oct 26, 2007

  6. Hi, thank you all for comments. You are right. If all GIS packages are more or less up-to-date, they would not be in the future. QGIS is here as well as new GDAL, GRASS will come to 6.3.x version. So, the repository will be setuped soon, so you (we) can use actual packages.

    Thanks for the support.

    By Jachym on Oct 26, 2007

  7. Hi,
    I think it will be very usefull to provide GRASS with the most important addons allready installed. A lot of people (like me!) use Ubuntu but are unable to compile programs. In my case I need to use the GIPE addons.
    Thanks for your work!

    By Andrea on Oct 26, 2007

  8. Ops…
    in my previous comment I said “Mapserver 0.5”… of course I refer to Mapserver 5! Sorry for the error :)
    See you!

    By Alessio on Oct 26, 2007

  9. Hi,
    I quote what Alessio said about Qgis, and thank you for your work.
    All the best,
    Anne

    By Anne on Oct 28, 2007

  10. Hi,
    I think GDAL with ecw support would be great; new users, and expacially new ubuntu users like me, don’t feel at home compiling from sources…
    Anyway: Jachim, many thanks for all your work.

    By Paolo on Oct 29, 2007

  11. I’d like to see uDig (even the so called ‘release candidates’) available in the Ubuntu repos.

    By Roald on Nov 3, 2007

  12. Hi,
    I am using dapper in my laptop. Can I use your feisty repo for a dapper machine. I do not want to update mine to feisty nor gutsy.

    Thank you for maintaining this.

    By maning on Nov 3, 2007

  13. #10: Man, that is Java world. It is not that complicated to install uDig on Linux – not compared to C programs, which have to be compiled. Well, if there would be more people asking for uDig packages, I could try to prepare something. But now, I think, it would be only time wasting. BTW: You can try to contact people from Debian-GIS or Ubuntu-GIS project.

    By Jachym on Nov 4, 2007

  14. #11: Sorry, I started with packaging for edgy. Dapper is too old for me :-(

    You can of course download sources (via apt-get source) and compile (dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot) them by your self.

    By Jachym on Nov 4, 2007

  15. Good post. Thanks.

    By Alta on May 20, 2008

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