I recently did an sudo apt dist-upgrade on two Ubuntu 16.04 computers. I didn't pay especially close attention to the messages and now QGIS is gone. So I do sudo apt install qgis and I get qgis : Depends: python-qgis (= 2.14.17+dfsg-1~xenial1) but it is not going to be installed

Any idea where my problem might be?

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Currently there is a bug in the Ubuntugis unstable package of qgis 2.14.17, see https://issues.qgis.org/issues/16975

You can wait until that is fixed, or change your sources.list to deb http://qgis.org/ubuntugis-ltr xenial main for the official QGIS download site that has already been fixed.


The qgis package in the Ubuntugis unstable ppa has been updated, so you can now use the ppa with or without http://qgis.org/ubuntugis-ltr xenial main.


Similar happened with 2.18 from the QGIS repo with dependencies from the UbuntuGIS repo. It has since been fixed (last 24 hrs), at least for 2.18. I'd expect a fix for 2.14 won't be far off.

What repo are you installing QGIS from?


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