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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.

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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:

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
  • I'm assuming since in their package manager it does not compile. it's called pop shop. I was interested in anyone with experience as to why it is not working for POP! – lewis Jul 14 '18 at 23:02
  • @Luke QGIS binaries depend on certain packages available in the main Ubuntu (or Debian) repos. I'm not sure if those are in the sources.list of a Pop!OS installation by default. And for a Xenial-based OS (not sure if this applies to the current POP!OS) you need the ubuntugis-unstable ppa to get QGIS 3.2. – AndreJ Jul 15 '18 at 11:56
  • Thanks for your answers, and now I see that synaptic is in Pop Shop package manager and when I use that I see that they do have QGIS for the distro. – lewis Jul 16 '18 at 0:59
  • @lewis, yes synaptic shows everything. I use it myself. – user2856 Jul 16 '18 at 1:25

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