I recently changed my OS to Xubuntu 16.04. Now i try to install GDAL to use it via shell and QGIS.

I followed the steps from the official UbuntuGIS website (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugis/+archive/ubuntu/ppa). While updating I can see the path for the UbuntuGIS ppa (I post the log ant the end).

Now my Questions is: Can I use UbuntuGIS under Xubuntu and if yes, what am I doing wrong?

Output of the shell while updating my ppa:

Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make/ubuntu xenial InRelease    
Hit:2 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease  
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                                                  
Hit:4 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease                                                                    
Hit:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntugis/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                  
Hit:6 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease  
  • I don't see anything wrong. Do you get any error messages? – AndreJ Oct 10 '17 at 5:56
  • @AndreJ Maybe I did something wrong (I am new to Ubuntu). Here is my exact input in the shell: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ppa ; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt upgrade; sudo apt-get install gdal – lastro Oct 11 '17 at 14:47
  • That looks ok so far. Do you get GDAL 2.2.1 installed, or any error message instead? BTW you should use the Ubuntugis unstable PPA: launchpad.net/~ubuntugis/+archive/ubuntu/ubuntugis-unstable to get the latest GDAL version. – AndreJ Oct 11 '17 at 16:35
  • @AndreJ Yes, this is the output I get : lastro@lastro-Lenovo:~$ sudo apt-get install gdal : Reading package lists... Done ; Building dependency tree ; Reading state information... Done ; E: Unable to locate package gdal – lastro Oct 11 '17 at 20:41
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    It should be sudo apt-get install gdal-bin. You might try apt-cache policy gdal-bin to display available versions before installing. – AndreJ Oct 12 '17 at 5:34

Yes it is possible to use UbuntuGIS and Xubuntu. I would recommend following this tutorial Install some stuff on Xubuntu 16.04

They include PPA as such:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable

or you can add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable/ubuntu xenial main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable/ubuntu xenial main

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  • Thanks for the advise. It helped me a lot. Only one question: Is there a way to install the stable version of UbuntGIS? It fails, when i try to insert stable instead of unstable. – lastro Oct 9 '17 at 20:28
  • Sure thing. If this question is answered lets mark it as such and you could start a new post for the second question, that way others can see the new question as well, if that's cool. – whyzar Oct 9 '17 at 20:29

As per the comment by @AndreJ, use,

sudo apt-get install gdal-bin

after adding the UbuntuGIS repository, to install GDAL (as they also mentioned, you may want to query first for available versions).

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