I'd like to get the latest 64-bit dev build of QGIS on my Ubuntu setup.

How exactly do I go about it?

I assume it's some kind of arcane terminal command.


1 Answer 1


you need to add the ppa of ubuntugis first.

From commandline:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable 
sudo apt-get update

the add the following line to the file /etc/apt/sources.list (you can also use the sofware center for that)

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

then install qgis

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qgis
  • I get this:The following packages have unmet dependencies. qgis : Depends: libgdal1-1.7.0 but it is not installable Depends: libqgis1.9.0 but it is not going to be installed Depends: qgis-providers (= 1.9.0+git20130114+bdcb6c1~precise1) but 1.8.0-1~quantal3 is to be installed Recommends: qgis-plugin-globe but it is not going to be installed Recommends: qgis-plugin-grass but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 12:06
  • I have done a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and now it reports 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 not upgraded, but still get the error message when trying to install qgis. Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 12:37
  • Solved - I had to completely remove the old QGIS installations and all it's various bits around the system (using Synaptic Package Manager), then set the only QGIS repositories to the ones above. Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 16:23

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