It seems the syntax of Pop! OS is such that I can't search this site or google without it being confused as pop up. It is a scientific based development friendly OS based on Ubuntu. However you can't get QGIS through a repo so I wondered if anyone knows what the problem is or if there is a work around. It seems the perfect environment for creating a python extension for QGIS so that is what I'm trying for.
Pop! is based on Ubuntu 18.04 so QGIS 2.18 is available by default and can be installed from the command line (or synaptic):
sudo apt install qgis python-qgis qgis-plugin-grass
QGIS is not available via Pop!_Shop or other software centers such as Gnome Software or the Elementary App Center (which Pop!_Shop is forked from) because whoever packaged QGIS for Ubuntu (or Debian) have not included an "appdata.xml" file.
In order for a software center (i.e Pop!_Shop) to show an application including a description and screenshots, applications have to include a specific "appdata.xml" file.
Therefore, you'll have to install from the command line (or synaptic).
You can also install more up to date versions from QGIS:
- For the latest release QGIS 3.2 Bonn use the https://qgis.org/debian repo
- For updated point releases of the long-term support QGIS 2.18.x Las Palmas LTR use the https://qgis.org/debian-ltr repo
An example command line install based on the provided instructions:
REPO=https://qgis.org/debian DISTRO=$(lsb_release -cs) echo "deb $REPO $DISTRO main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qgis.list echo "deb-src $REPO $DISTRO main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qgis.list sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-key CAEB3DC3BDF7FB45 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install qgis python-qgis qgis-plugin-grass