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(Please note I'm still relatively new to Linux).

When I run QGIS after install I get a message 'Could't load SIP module'. I've looked for help and am conflicting advice on what my next step should be.

I have previously installed Anaconda (details below). Some advice appears to suggest to change PYTHONPATH but am unclear why or how. There's no way to change the system settings within the graphical interface and I've seen references to "$ export PYTHONPATH=/Applications/QGIS.app/Contents/Resources/python/" but that would appear that I would no longer be able to use my Anaconda install.

Or should install another version of Python that includes SIP (PyGIS) or should I download SIP separately?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Couldn't load SIP module. Python support will be disabled.

Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 1, in ImportError: No module named sip

Python version: 2.7.5+ (default, Sep 19 2013, 13:53:30) [GCC 4.8.1]

QGIS version: 1.7.5-Wroclaw 'Wroclaw', exported

Python path: ['/usr/share/qgis/python', '/home/mita/.qgis/python', '/home/mita/.qgis/python/plugins', '/usr/share/qgis/python/plugins', '/home/mita/anaconda/lib/python2.7', '/home/mita/anaconda/lib/python2.7/plat-i386-linux-gnu', '/home/mita/anaconda/lib/python2.7/lib-tk', '/home/mita/anaconda/lib/python2.7/lib-old', '/home/mita/anaconda/lib/python2.7/lib-dynload', '/home/mita/anaconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages', '/home/mita/anaconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages/PIL', '/home/mita/anaconda/lib/python2.7/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c11-py2.7.egg-info']

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That's quite an old Qgis - 2.0 is a lot newer and nicer. I'd suggest updating to the latest version from the ubuntugis repository. –  Spacedman Jan 25 '14 at 22:07
What Linux distribution and version are you using? –  Luke Jan 26 '14 at 19:54
Thanks for picking up on the old version of Qgis. I will upgrade. I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. –  copystar Jan 27 '14 at 18:39
I ended up installing SIP and deleting Anaconda and that seemed to have done the trick. Much thanks to Luke and Spacedman for following up. –  copystar Jan 27 '14 at 18:41

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