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I'd like to get the latest 64-bit dev build of QGIS on my Ubuntu setup. How exactly do I go about it? I assume it's some kind of arcane terminal command...

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Please Check out… – Sunil Jan 17 '13 at 11:03
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you need to add the ppa of ubuntugis first.

From commandline:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable 
sudo apt-get update

the add the following line to the file /etc/apt/sources.list (you can also use the sofware center for that)

deb precise main

then install qgis

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qgis
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I get this:The following packages have unmet dependencies. qgis : Depends: libgdal1-1.7.0 but it is not installable Depends: libqgis1.9.0 but it is not going to be installed Depends: qgis-providers (= 1.9.0+git20130114+bdcb6c1~precise1) but 1.8.0-1~quantal3 is to be installed Recommends: qgis-plugin-globe but it is not going to be installed Recommends: qgis-plugin-grass but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. – ElendilTheTall Jan 17 '13 at 12:06
I have done a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and now it reports 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 not upgraded, but still get the error message when trying to install qgis. – ElendilTheTall Jan 17 '13 at 12:37
Solved - I had to completely remove the old QGIS installations and all it's various bits around the system (using Synaptic Package Manager), then set the only QGIS repositories to the ones above. – ElendilTheTall Jan 17 '13 at 16:23

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