Docker to Create Hybrid Linux Distributions

TLDR; Run Ubuntu available dpkg on Centos through Docker

I needed, (OK, fine - I wanted…) to have the 2.12 version of QGIS on my Centos machine. I also didn’t want to compile the durn thing myself. For Centos, the EPEL/EGIS combination of repositories has a very old version of qgis and so a “sudo yum install qgis” wasn’t going give me what I wanted.

Docker to the rescue.

My Dockerfile and support scripts are at https://bitbucket.org/timcera/docker-qgis-desktop-debian

To download the docker container::
docker pull timcera/qgis-desktop-debian

To run either download the “qgis.sh” script at https://bitbucket.org/timcera/docker-qgis-desktop-debian/ or make your own.

It works.

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