I've recently installed QGIS 3 (2.99) on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial using the Nightly build for Debian and Ubuntu following http://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/alldownloads.html . The installation was successful, and I was able to use the Development version of QGIS3 for most of the functions so far.

However, I've noticed that my version does not seem to be up-to-date with the nightly source code??, despite the fact that I've updated my Ubuntu several times.

I noticed this because I encountered the schema "g" does not exist bug https://issues.qgis.org/issues/15910, that was reported fixed a couple of months ago. Check my QGIS code revision, it seems to be something committed half a year ago

Is the Nightly build for Debian and Ubuntu really nightly w.r.t QGIS code revisions?

Also, is there a way to ensure that my repo is updated? I'm thinking about removing QGIS entirely, and then reinstall. But I'd better ask here first.


See also http://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/alldownloads.html#id15

The debian xenial repo is still compiled against GDAL 1.11.3, so I guess the devs would run into problems with the current nightly code. You have to use the ubuntugis xenial repo.

Debian yakkety and zesty repos are up to date using GDAL 2 and git 20170617. Since ubuntugis does not support yakkety and zesty, there is no other build of QGIS nightly for those dists.


It turns out that the Debian repository is not up to date for Ubuntu 16.04. From its Packages file (http://qgis.org/debian-nightly/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages), it has packages circa Jan 2017 as of mid-June 2017

Package: libqgis-analysis2.99.0 Source: qgis Version: 1:2.99.0+git20170110+313ec55+24xenial ...

The Ubuntugis repository on the other hand is more up to date (http://qgis.org/ubuntugis-nightly/dists/xenial/main/binary-amd64/Packages)

Package: libqgis-analysis2.99.0 Source: qgis Version: 1:2.99.0+git20170617+cb1f98f+24xenial-ubuntugis

, which seems to be hosting nightly packages.

I installed qgis3 on using Ubuntugis repo and it seems to be working OK so far. The QGIS code revision https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/commit/cb1f98f seems to be from yesterday.

  • Thanks for the hint. Does the latest stable get substituted by the nightly following this method or is there a way to keep the stable and have both?
    – geraldo
    Oct 16 '17 at 14:10

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