I using QGIS on Ubuntu and Windows, I have some questions for QGIS on Ubuntu, first I follow official details to install QGIS on Ubuntu.

On the QGIS on windows I have processing tab to show me toolbox, graphical model and more.

toolbox QGIS on Windows

In that toolbox I can use algorithms from SAGA GIS,GDAL GRASS GIS and more.

My problem is on the QGIS Ubuntu I dont have that toolbox and algorithms SAGA, GRASS, GDAL, any idea why ?

Any idea how to install QGIS complete to use that algorithms on Ubuntu?

Finally in the plugins I don't have more plugins like with the Windows version, the plugins on QGIS Ubuntu is specific.

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    In the plugin manager, is the processing plugin enabled? Furthermore, you need to install SAGA, GRASS, R and other providers to the toolbox manually under Ubuntu. The toolbox is only the interface to those. – AndreJ Nov 17 '16 at 19:38
  • i have install standalone SAGA AND GRASS,how to import manually on toolbox QGIIS? – Mar Nov 17 '16 at 19:41
  • You have to activate them in Processing -> Options. If the processing menu is missing, you have to enable the plugin in the plugin manager. If the plugin manager is empty, the python support is broken. – AndreJ Nov 17 '16 at 19:49
  • i thing so i dont have python support show me Couldn't load SIP module :python disabled. – Mar Nov 17 '16 at 19:58
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    You have to take care of the messages that come during installation. – AndreJ Nov 18 '16 at 6:28

You have only to correctly install GRASS and SAGA. After you have installed Qgis:

  • for GRASS you have to install the software in this way (link to official page):
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install grass and then use this simple workaround (see here):
    sudo ln -s /usr/bin/grass72 /usr/bin/grass70

  • for SAGA you have to compile the 2.2.3 version because that is supported at the moment, so uninstall all previous version and download it from here and then compile:
    ./configure make sudo make install
    and it will work.

    Remeber to activate GRASS7 and SAGA from Processing option settings.


Just go to the download page http://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html and choose to download one of the two:

OSGeo4W Network Installers (32 bit or 64 bit)


This will install everything that you need, without you downloading and installing other stuff manually.

  • can i install via OSGeo4W on Linux ? – Mar Jan 31 '17 at 20:48
  • I am not sure, never tried it. – bird_blue03 Feb 3 '17 at 12:55
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    you can not install via OSGeo4W on Ubuntu for unlucky – Mar Feb 3 '17 at 19:22

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