QGIS 2.2 on Ubuntu Trusty Tahr 14.04

QGIS on Ubuntu Trusty Tahr

I’ve have started working nearly 100%, outside of work, in Ubuntu.  I was running Ubuntu 13.10 so naturally I decided to upgrade to 14.04.  My experience has been positive for the most part, but after the upgrade I was having issues with my install of QGIS 2.2.  Python – QGIS was not installing so I was not able to install any Plugins So after some digging I finally discovered that my “Software & Updates” repository for QGIS was still pointing to the Saucy Salamander (Ubuntu 13.10) package. So I changed my repository to the Trusty Tahr (Ubuntu 14.04), and then I opened the terminal and re-installed QGIS with:

$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install qgis
$sudo apt-get install python-qgis

And then VOLIÀ!  I opened QGIS Desktop and I could add Plugins again. Hope this info helps to get Plugins working in QGIS on Ubuntu 14.04!

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Great information here. I wish you could have detailed it step by step. ie

1. ” So I changed my repository to the Trusty Tahr (Ubuntu 14.04)” …How did you do this? Which is the exact repository location(Url) that you added?

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Thanks for your post! I’d been struggling to install QGIS 2.8 on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I’m a Linux n00b so I don’t know much about repos and terminal commands – and the installations on the QGIS site weren’t detailed or n00b-friendly. I went through about 20 different sites, stack exchange, launchpad, various help forums.. nothing. I found your post, and less than 10 min later my Software-Centre-Originated QGIS2.0 had been upgraded to 2.8 with minimal trouble. The trick was finding the software and updates window – nobody explained that part! Thanks again!