I try unsuccessfully to install the ECW support (mainly to use ECW file in QGIS 2.2). We attempt to follow and adapt the howto provided by makina-corpus. My first supprise was the repository ubuntugis-unstable is unavailable for trusty and the repository http://qgis.org/debian doesn't have libgdal-ecw-src package. Finally in desperation we add ubuntugis-unstable for the raring distribution in source.list.
And apply the following commands
chmod +x ERDAS-ECW_JPEG_2000_SDK-5.1.1.bin ./ERDAS-ECW_JPEG_2000_SDK-5.1.1.bin # Select option desktop read only sudo cp -r ERDAS-ECW_JPEG_2000_SDK-5.1.1 /usr/local/ sudo ln -s /usr/local/ERDAS-ECW_JPEG_2000_SDK-5.1.1/Desktop_Read-Only/lib/x86/release/libNCSEcw.so /usr/local/lib/libNCSEcw.so sudo ldconfig sudo apt-get install libgdal-ecw-src sudo gdal-ecw-build /usr/local/ERDAS-ECW_JPEG_2000_SDK-5.1.1/Desktop_Read-Only
The ECW format seems to be installed
gdalinfo --formats | grep -i ecw ECW (rw+): ERDAS Compressed Wavelets (SDK 5.1) JP2ECW (rw+v): ERDAS JPEG2000 (SDK 5.1)
But .... Gis crash when a ECW raster file is open with the following message :
QGIS died on signal 4Abandon (core dumped)
If anyone have an idea