I'd like to export a layout in GeoPDF format using QGIS 3.12.3-București (1:3.12.3+32focal) installed on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa from https://qgis.org/ubuntu repository.

QGIS is compiled and runs against GDAL/OGR 3.0.4 (3.0.4+dfsg-1build3).

The poppler library (libpoppler97 0.86.1-0ubuntu1) is installed with the following packages:

  • libpoppler-cpp0v5/focal,now 0.86.1-0ubuntu1 amd64
  • libpoppler-dev/focal,now 0.86.1-0ubuntu1 amd64
  • libpoppler-glib8/focal,now 0.86.1-0ubuntu1 amd64
  • libpoppler-private-dev/focal,now 0.86.1-0ubuntu1 amd64
  • libpoppler97/focal,now 0.86.1-0ubuntu1 amd64
  • poppler-data/focal,focal,now 0.4.9-2 all
  • poppler-utils/focal,now 0.86.1-0ubuntu1 amd64


gdalinfo --formats | grep -i pdf


ogrinfo --formats | grep -i pdf


PDF -raster,vector- (rw+vs): Geospatial PDF

However, the "Create Geospatial PDF (GeoPDF)" checkbox is disabled in the PDF Export Options window with the following explanation: "GDAL PDF driver was not built with PDF read support. A build with PDF read support is required for GeoPDF creation."

What else should I do and what other package should I install in order to enable the GeoPDF exporting feature?

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Just upgrading to QGIS 3.14.0-Pi (1:3.14.0+32focal) enabled the GeoPDF exporting feature.

  • Do you know if it was a known bug?
    – nmtoken
    Jul 30, 2020 at 8:34
  • 1
    @nmtoken AFAIK, it was unreported. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:13

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