I'm just discovering QGIS so please excuse my ignorance! I have QGIS 2.4.0 installed, and am trying to install Ordnance Survey Mastermap data. I have installed the OS2OGR translator to handle the decompression of the .GZ files, but the plugin manager reports the plugin is "broken - missing metadata file." I have checked the plugin folder, and the metadata file is there - what am I missing?
You can manually download your Ordnance Survey Translator plugin from the repository and extract the folder to the following directory:
C:\Users\(your user name)\.qgis2\python\plugins\
Restart QGIS and from the toolbar, go to Plugins > Manage and Install Plugins...
Your plugin should be listed, check the box next to the plugin name to enable it.
@AndreJ:s comment on another answer solved the issue for me, thought it would be good to add it as a possible answer. If not, please let me know.
Make sure to obey the folder structure. It might be possible that you extracted the plugin as a folder named
which is one folder too much.