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QGIS 3.0 is released. However, in the download page, there does not seem to be an entry (for Ubuntu (16.04) at least):

Latest Release 2.18.x Las Palmas (new LTR)

https://qgis.org/debian

...

Long Term Release Repository 2.14.x Essen (previous LTR)

...

Development Version 2.99.x master [4]

https://qgis.org/debian-nightly

...

Which repository should be used to get the new QGIS 3.0?

Post is related to a rapidly changing event.

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    Please, read in blog.qgis.org/2018/02/23/qgis-3-0-girona-is-released: "Once the release is done, our packagers will start preparing packages for different operating systems. We’ll keep you updated when different packages and installers become available". – xunilk Feb 24 '18 at 12:59
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    I see in the mean time that QGIS is reverted to 2.14.22 (with the ubuntugis-unstable ppa repo) – Micha Feb 24 '18 at 15:53
  • For someone interested in QGIS3 for Windows, this is the download link: download.osgeo.org/qgis/windows/?C=M;O=D – xunilk Feb 25 '18 at 22:48
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Just for the record, as of 02/24/2018, changing the repository from

deb http://qgis.org/ubuntugis-nightly xenial main

to

deb https://qgis.org/ubuntugis  xenial main

, and apt-get remove/install qgis worked. This installs qgis 3.0 and replaces 2.99dev.

The debian source: deb https://qgis.org/debian xenial main , however, does not seem to be update-to-date at present, and installs qgis-2.18.

  • I doubt that debian xenial will ever get updated, for the same reason the nightly version stopped updating in January: master for Xenial only available for ubuntugis (plain Xenial lacks GDAL 2). – AndreJ Feb 25 '18 at 6:39
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Even if the website text is not updated yet, https://qgis.org/debian already contains 3.0:

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  • ... but only for artful and bionic. Xenial (and Linux Mint 18 using that) needs Ubuntugis, and older OS (trusty and Linux Mint 17) are out of luck with and without ubuntugis. – AndreJ Feb 25 '18 at 6:42
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Just to summarize: Now during the transition to QGIS 3.0, on Ubuntu 16.04 and similar systems there are three possibilities:

  1. Using the ubuntugis repository you get updated to 3.0 but with no GRASS support. The GRASS plugin loads OK, but no access to GRASS maps in QGIS.
  2. If you use the debian repo you stay at 2.18.16 (the current "LTR") but also without GRASS support.
  3. And with the ubuntugis-unstable (ppa) repository you get reverted back to 2.14.22, and only in this version GRASS support is available.

Of course apt-get purge is needed after changing repos to switch between the different versions. So scratch item #2 above...

Edit: In the last few days, the recommended ltr repo now offers QGIS 2.18.17 and support for GRASS maps has returned. So scratch item #2 above.

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As of June 2018, QGIS 3.2 installs on Ubuntu 16.04 with the following repositories:

deb http://qgis.org/ubuntugis xenial main

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

ubuntugis-unstable is critical, as http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntugis/ppa/ubuntu xenial main does currently not contain a recent enough libgdal20 (it contains 2.1.3, but >= 2.2.0 is needed).

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    ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntugis (i.e. ubuntugis-stable) was never meant to be used with QGIS repos. – AndreJ Jun 28 '18 at 9:19

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