I am trying to load the GRASS plugin in QGIS but it is not shown in the plugin manager (no matter if I turn on experimental and deprecated plugins). Under processing / options / providers GRASS GIS 7 commands and GRASS commands are visible and activated.
I am running Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa. QGIS 2.14.1 (after upgrading from 2.8. where I had the same problem), GRASS 7, and the qgis-plugin-grass (version 1:2.14.1+20trusty) are installed.
I have read this post How to activate GRASS GIS 7 plugin in QGIS 2.8?. There it is said that QGIS 2.8 is not compatible with GRASS 7. Therefore I installed QGIS 2.14, which should be compatible (http://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/visualchangelog212/index.html?highlight=grass#feature-update-of-the-grass-plugin).
Some more information. I get this errors in the QGIS plugin log:
Failed to load /usr/lib/qgis/plugins/libgrassplugin6.so (Reason: Cannot load library /usr/lib/qgis/plugins/libgrassplugin6.so: (libgrass_gis.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory))
Failed to load /usr/lib/qgis/plugins/libgrassprovider6.so (Reason: Cannot load library /usr/lib/qgis/plugins/libgrassprovider6.so: (libgrass_gis.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory))
Failed to load /usr/lib/qgis/plugins/libgrassrasterprovider6.so (Reason: Cannot load library /usr/lib/qgis/plugins/libgrassrasterprovider6.so: (libgrass_gis.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory))
So, it seems QGIS looks for Grass 6 plugins while Grass 7 is installed. I can set LD_LIBRARY_PATH, but then the Plugin (6) does not match Grass (7). In /usr/lib/qgis/plugins only the lib...6.so are available. How can I get the 7?