I'm unable to install QGIS on lubuntu (LXDE desktop). This is what it says on the terminal:

Package qgis is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'qgis' has no installation candidate

On previous attempt of installation the problem was in absence(?) of QT environment (if I understood correctly).


Im not sure about your distro, but on Ubuntu, you have to edit /etc/apt/sources.list file and add the qgis repository at the end (this is for 12.04 Precise):

deb     http://qgis.org/debian precise main
deb-src http://qgis.org/debian precise main

Then also add the public key through the terminal:

gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 997D3880
gpg --export --armor 997D3880 | sudo apt-key add -

Then type

apt-get update

to refresh the packages list, and then you should be able to do: apt-get install qgis

Note: some of the commands may require root privileges (using sudo in front)

  • @Zoran It would be helpful if you would accept this as an answer by clicking on the checkmark. I usually always upvote the answer first by clicking on the up arrow, then on the checkmark. – Rayner Oct 7 '12 at 9:31

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