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Getting QGIS 2.8 (Ubuntu 14.10) ready for ECW files is really a pain. I've no terminal experience and it took me several hours to install the ECW JPEG 2000 SDK 3.3.
What I did so far:
#download ECW JPEG 2000 SDK 3.3 to /home/username wget -nd https://api.opensuse.org/public/source/home:jluce2:GEO/libecwj/libecwj2-3.3.tar.bz2 #unpack archive tar -xjf libecwj2-3.3.tar.bz2 #change directory cd /home/username/libecwj2-3.3 ./configure make sudo make install #unstable releases of Ubuntu GIS packages sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libgdal-ecw-src
Unfortunately the last command isn't working :/ It seems that there is still no libgdal-ecw-src package for newer Ubuntu versions than 13.10. Does anybody know how to fix this issue? I won't spend hours and days just for loading orthophotos.