Inofficial QGIS 2.8 RPMs for EPEL 7: Fedora 20, Fedora 21, Centos 7, Scientific Linux 7

qgis-icon_smallThanks to the work of Devrim Gündüz, Volker Fröhlich, Dave Johansen, Rex Dieter and other Fedora/EPEL packagers I had an easy going to prepare RPM packages of QGIS 2.8 Wien for Fedora 20 and 21, Centos 7, and Scientific Linux 7.

The base SRPM package I copied from Fedora’s koji server, modified the SPEC file in order to remove the now outdated PyQwt bindings (see bugzilla) and compiled QGIS 2.8 via the great COPR platform.


The following packages can now be installed and tested on epel-7-x86_64 (Centos 7, Scientific Linux 7, etc.), Fedora-20-x86_64, and Fedora-21-x86_64:

  • qgis 2.8.1
  • qgis-debuginfo 2.8.1
  • qgis-devel 2.8.1
  • qgis-grass 2.8.1
  • qgis-python 2.8.1
  • qgis-server 2.8.1

Installation instructions (run as “root” user or use “sudo”):

# EPEL7:
yum -y install epel-release
yum -y install wget
wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/neteler-python-OWSLib-epel-7.repo
yum -y update
yum -y install python-OWSLib
wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/qgis-epel-7.repo
yum update
yum install qgis qgis-grass qgis-python qgis-server

# Fedora 20:
wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/qgis-epel-7.repo
yum update
yum install qgis qgis-grass qgis-python qgis-server

# Fedora 21:
wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/qgis-epel-7.repo
yum update
yum install qgis qgis-grass qgis-python qgis-server

The other packages are optional (well, also qgis-grass, qgis-python, and qgis-server…).


PS: Of course I hope that QGIS 2.8 officially hits EPEL7 anytime soon! My COPR repo is just a temporary bridge towards that goal.

EDIT 30 April 2015:

  • updated EPEL7 installation for python-OWSLib dependency
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About Markus

Markus Neteler , a founding member of (D-A-CH), (Italy) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), was head of the GIS and Remote Sensing Unit at the Research and Innovation Centre of the Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy from 2008 to 2016. In 2015 he co-founded the company mundialis (Bonn, Germany), a start-up specialised in open source development and massive data processing. He is the author of several books and chapters on GRASS and various papers on GIS applications. Passionate about open source GIS, he became a GRASS GIS user in 1993 and a developer in 1997, and has been coordinating its development ever since.

9 thoughts on “Inofficial QGIS 2.8 RPMs for EPEL 7: Fedora 20, Fedora 21, Centos 7, Scientific Linux 7

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  2. Gustavo Olivares

    Thanks for that!
    However, I’m bumping into a dependency error “python-OWSLib”
    The message for that part is:

    Error: Package: qgis-python-2.8.1-3.el7.centos.x86_64 (neteler-QGIS-2.8-Wien)
    Requires: python-OWSLib

    I’ve searched around and I can’t find that for EL7 (SL7 actually) and I also installed OWSLib directly from source (“pip install OWSLib”) but yum keeps complaining that it doesn’t have the package.

    Hints?, thoughts?, commiserations?


    1. Gustavo Olivares

      That did it! Thank you very much.

      Honestly I have no idea what that was about but it happened with another python module that I installed through pip made yum complain about not finding the package …. for when I have time :-)

      Thanks again!

  3. jbento

    Hey … Thanks so much for that.!! It is working fine now.!

    Just a tip, if someone is having problem with qtwebkit (Multilib), it might be due to skype … It install qtwebkit. 2.3.4-6.el7, but qgis requests qtwebkit.2.3.3-3.el7. One can follows to get more information and try to work around this …

    All the best, and thanks again.!

  4. Fabietto

    Hello to all.
    I’m experiencing an issue opening the python-console. The exact error is “ImportError: N o module named Qsci.qsciscintilla”.

    Python: 2.7.5
    qgis: 2.8.1

    Packages i installed to solve the issue:

    Someone else did experience this issue?
    Thanks a lot to all especially to this blog post writer!




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