I'm using QGIS LTR 2.14.7 running on debian. 2 versions of GDAL are installed on my computer (1.10 and 2.0).
- 1.10 is out of box GDAL version (doesn't support ECW).
- 2.0 is compiled (by me) to support ECW.
In QGIS I change system environment libraries like it:
GDAL_DATA=/usr/local/share/gdal (I've installed GDAL 2 in this path).
But QGIS continues to use GDAL 1.10 version and not GDAL 2. Have you an idea to force QGIS to use GDAL 2?
I can't uninstall GDAL 1 because QGIS needs this version to start (version of official repositories).
I've tried "dirty" solution by replacing existing symbolic link:
/usr/lib/libgdal.so.1 -> libgdal.so.1.17.1
/usr/lib/libgdal.so.1 -> /usr/local/lib/libgdal.so.20
This method permit to read ECW files.
But all modifications on a integer field make troubles. I've read that GDAL 1.0 use 32bits integer and GDAL 2.0 uses 64bits integer. So QGIS will not update field (type error: type not match with field type).