The downloads site for QGIS appears to only contain standalone installers. I want to install QGIS 2.6.1 using the OSGeo4W Network Installer (64 bit). When I do this currently, I install QGIS 2.7 which is not what I want.

Can I do this or must I download the OSGeo4W installer for QGIS 2.7 and then install the standalone for 2.6.1 and make that the default?

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The current OSGEO4W 32-bit offers in advanced install::

qgis version 2.6.1-1
qgis-dev version 2.7.0-76

By clicking on the version number, you can switch back to 2.6.0-1 and 2.7.0-74

The 64-bit edition has

qgis, 2.6.1-1
qgis-dev, 2.7.0-73

Older versions are not available.

  • Thanks Andre, I deselected the 2.7 version and it's downloading. Will report back once it's installed and all is well.
    – Joseph
    Jan 20, 2015 at 13:35
  • Hmmm, getting some errors while installing it such as Cannot find (null) file.... I deselected several qgis-dev 2.7 components which is probably what's causing the error. Will only deselect the qgis-dev 2.7 and see what happens.
    – Joseph
    Jan 20, 2015 at 15:09
  • It would be better to unselect all, and select only qgis 2.6.1. Or choose a different target directory.
    – AndreJ
    Jan 20, 2015 at 15:27
  • Yup, seems to be working now. Thanks for your help!
    – Joseph
    Jan 20, 2015 at 15:32

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