I am unable to install spatialite-gui using the ubuntugis unstable ppa. There appears to be a conflict between the GEOs libraries required by QGIS, which I installed first successfully (GEOS 3.5.0 automatically installed as a dependency), and the GEOS libraries required by spatialite-gui. Here is the error I receive when trying to install spatialite-gui:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 spatialite-gui : Depends: libgeos-c1 (>= 3.4.2) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

When I try to install libgeos-c1, I see that this install would remove my QGIS install. Is is possible to have both QGIS and spatialite-gui installed from ubuntugis ppa, either w/ GEOS 3.5 or another version?

Edit: Ubuntu 14.04.4 QGIS 2.16.0

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    Which version of Ubuntu? which version of QGIS?
    – Micha
    Jul 23, 2016 at 9:59
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    I can verify the prob on ubuntu 14.04. I guess that spatialite_gui will need to be repackaged with the newer geos and gdal libraries.
    – Micha
    Jul 23, 2016 at 13:25

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The maintainer of ubuntugis has been rebuilding all packages related to gdal and the new geos libraries. Spatialite_gui should be available soon. Here's his message:

Thanks for reporting this issue, I've rebuilt spatialite-gui for the geos transition in ubuntugis-unstable and uploaded the new revision (1.7.1-5~trusty3) to my staging PPA.

I've copied the packages to the ubuntugis-unstable PPA after the builds were confirmed successful in my staging PPA.

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