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I have installed Qgis on ubuntu. it works fine but I am not getting option to add new plugins only option to manage plugins is available. Please help

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No Fetch Python Plugins option? –  R.K. Feb 26 '12 at 8:20
Is there a "Python Console" entry in Plugins menu? –  underdark Feb 26 '12 at 11:47
I'm having the same problem with Sabayon-Linux... –  vertoe Dec 20 '12 at 9:07

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Did some digging around on the QGIS site. Apparently you need to install the python-gis package if you want to use the python plugins.

sudo apt-get install python-qgis

You should now be able to add new plugins :)

If I'm not mistaken, you need to enable the Plugins Installer. Just activate it in Plugins Manager.

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I had the same problem on Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric). To get the python plugin installer back, I uninstalled all qgis packages, added the unstable ubuntu-gis repositories (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugis/+archive/ubuntugis-unstable):

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable/ubuntu oneiric main

deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable/ubuntu oneiric main

and then reinstalled qgis. Hope this works for you.

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