I've read many posts with similar issues, but not exactly the same. I have QGIS installed on Linux Mint Vanessa and I want to update to the newest version as the repository version is old, so I want to update to QGIS 3.32.

I've followed the instructions,and I've tried many different changes to try to get my system to update. I've downloaded the key using

sudo mkdir -m755 -p /etc/apt/keyrings  # not needed since apt version 2.4.0 like Debian 12 and Ubuntu 22 or newer
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/keyrings/qgis-archive-keyring.gpg https://download.qgis.org/downloads/qgis-archive-keyring.gpg

My current /etc/apt/qgis.sources.d list is:

Types: deb deb-src
URIs: https://qgis.org/debian/
Suites: vanessa
Architectures: amd64
Components: main
Signed-By: /etc/apt/keyrings/qgis-archive-keyring.gpg

I've tried changing Debian to Ubuntu, as well as Vanessa to Focal, Jammy, and the other options. When I run sudo apt install qgis I get a bunch of dependency issues so that doesn't work. I've also went into Software Sources and added a deb file, that didn't seem to do anything either. Right now I have deb https://qgis.org/ubuntu vanessa main

What am I missing?

I don't understand the process completely.


1 Answer 1


It sounds like you have run the following command to install the signing key correctly as per the download instructions:

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/keyrings/qgis-archive-keyring.gpg https://download.qgis.org/downloads/qgis-archive-keyring.gpg

Now run:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qgis.sources

And make sure it contains the following:

Types: deb deb-src
URIs: https://qgis.org/debian
Suites: jammy
Architectures: amd64
Components: main
Signed-By: /etc/apt/keyrings/qgis-archive-keyring.gpg

If it doesn't, then either

  • delete the contents (ctrl-k a few times) or
  • exit nano (ctrl-x), delete the file (sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qgis.sources) and reopen it (sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qgis.sources)

And then copy and paste the above in (ctrl-shift-v will paste in the terminal). Make sure you copy the above after you use ctrl-k in nano.


  • Undo any changes you've made using Software Sources
  • Your distribution should be jammy not vanessa as Linux Mint 21 is based on Ubuntu 22.04. You can check via the terminal command cat /etc/os-release and look for UBUNTU_CODENAME=
  • If you've got a /etc/apt/qgis.sources.d file you've done something wrong and should delete it. The file should be /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qgis.sources
  • It doesn't matter if you have URIs: https://qgis.org/debian or URIs: https://qgis.org/ubuntu in qgis.sources
  • I have done that and little variations several times, and still I am only able to get QGIS 3.22
    – DrewGIS
    Jul 29, 2023 at 21:45
  • I just installed Mint 21 Vanessa (in a VM), followed the instructions and got QGIS 3.32 without any problem. Make sure you have completely undone any changes you made. Particularly through software sources or any PPA/UbuntuGIS repos that you may have tried.
    – user2856
    Aug 1, 2023 at 3:26

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