Your Ubuntu is ready for daily, professional GIS work. Getting started it's just a matter of minutes. You can easily install on your machine each of the GIS applications listed below (in brackets the package name), through the Synaptic Package Manager or typing sudo apt-get install program-name from the command line, just like any other package.
You can find an unofficial repository with updated GRASS 6.2 packages adding to your sources the following line:
deb http://les-ejk.cz/ubuntu edgy multiverse
Les-ejk UbuntuGIS repository
To use this repository, add line
deb http://les-ejk.cz/ubuntu gutsy multiverse
deb-src http://les-ejk.cz/ubuntu gutsy multiverse
deb http://les-ejk.cz/ubuntu feisty multiverse
deb-src http://les-ejk.cz/ubuntu feisty multiverse
/etc/apt/sources.listfile. This can be done easily using
sudo echo "deb http://les-ejk.cz/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse" >>/etc/apt/sources.list
The word "gutsy" stays for your Ubuntu version ("gutsy" for 7.10, "feisty" 7.4 and so on). You can check code names for more detail.
Do NOT forget to make also
# Universe and multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy universe multiverse
edgy universe multiverse
Download my gpg key to your apt sources:
wget -q http://les-ejk.cz/pgp/jachym_cepicky-gpg.pub -O - | sudo apt-key add -
Now you can run
sudo apt-get update
Then you can install e.g. GRASS GIS 6.2.1 using command
sudo apt-get install grass
If you want source package of GRASS GIS
sudo apt-get source grass
This packages were compiled using debian configuration files from debian distribution, debian-gis project and sometimes even using configuration files from program itself. Target of this repository is to provide fresh stable versions of GIS programs for Ubuntu (and maybe other Debian-based distributions).
Mostly, there are connection packages between two programs avaliable too, like gdal-grass or qgis-grass links.
|Version||Code name||Repository keyword||i386||amd64|
|Ubuntu 6.06||Dapper Drake||Yes||No|
|Ubuntu 6.10||Edgy Eft||Yes||Yes|
|Ubuntu 7.04||Feisty Fawn||Yes||Yes|
|Ubuntu 7.10||Gutsy Gibbon||Yes||No|
I would like to add other distros and platforms too in the future. However - it is not possible for one man to do it in long terms. So - if you can, download the sources, recompile for your platform and send the packages to me.
List of avaliable packages
This packages are not available for all Ubuntu versions. It is just list of the current actual versions for current Ubuntu version, which are available at Les-ejk.