Trying to use QGIS 2.0 on Mint 15 (based on Ubuntu 13)

I installed, uninstalled and re-installed QGIS from various repositories (ubuntugis-unstable, then qgis.org/debian raring - not clear for me which one I should use). I don't seem to have any python support. Any help appreciated!

If I try

apt-get install python-qgis

I get the message that

the packages libgdal1 libqgis2.0.1 qgis qgis-providers 
are going to be uninstalled    

Bump: Still no solution. I uninstalled QGIS and apt-get autoremove, kept only ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable. Now when I try

sudo apt-get install qgis python-qgis qgis-plugin-grass

the error message is

Les paquets suivants contiennent des dépendances non satisfaites :
 python-qgis : Dépend: python-qgis-common (= 2.0.1-2+raring1) mais ne sera pas installé
 qgis-plugin-grass : Dépend: grass642
E: Impossible de corriger les problèmes, des paquets défectueux sont en mode « garder en l'état ».

Can someone help?

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  • Thanks a lot for your answer. But which one of the two should I use? And should I first disable the repository I have used before (qgis.org/debian raring main)? Should I uninstall QGIS and then re-install it? – Alice Sep 26 '13 at 14:05
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    I had a similar problem 2 years ago with QGIS 1.7, which I solved by downgrading my PyQT4 library. The library had been updated and became incompatible with python-qgis. Link to my original error message and solution, in case that helps: northwestspatial.com/wp/?p=302 – L_Holcombe Sep 26 '13 at 14:09
  • @Alice check the dates on both 24th September 2013. Would try the qgis.org first. – Mapperz Sep 26 '13 at 14:15
  • Mapperz thank you but I don't understand much. Should I add deb qgis.org/debian/dists/raring/main in the file source.list? – Alice Sep 26 '13 at 14:40

Ok this is what finally worked though I'm not sure why (using aptitude instead of apt-get? It seems that aptitude manages better the dependencies).

First I cleaned a little (not sure it's useful)

sudo apt-get purge qgis python-qgis

sudo apt-get autoremove

and suppressed the qgis.org/debian repository from sources.list


sudo aptitude install python-software-properties

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

sudo aptitude update

sudo aptitude install qgis python-qgis

QGIS works now WITH vector tools and python support. Thanks to http://blog.m0le.net/2013/10/01/installer-qgis-2-0-sur-mint/

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  • Now in 2014 you should add stable ubuntu repo instead of unstable, so sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable should be sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ppa – Krystian Apr 9 '14 at 17:21

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