Although *buntu is in love with snaps (snapcraft) to deliver and update apps on any Linux distribution, it was time to have a look on the new QGIS 3.4 Flatpak package. And using Manjaro with a dated QGIS-version (and non-GRASS) in its repo, Flatpak is the quick solution.
Installing Flatpak-support within kubuntu is just one apt-command (18.104.22.168 LTS):
sudo apt install flatpak
After installing Flatpak-support in Ubuntu, it’s easy to install QGIS 3.4 distributed as Flatpak:
flatpak install --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.qgis.qgis.flatpakref
After downloading a few hundred of Megabytes we can start QGIS-Flatpak 🙂
flatpak run org.qgis.qgis
On my Kubuntu 18.04.1 the Flatpak version worked quite well including 3D and everything else.
Manjaro (18/KDE) already has Flatpak-support out of the box – so one step less to QGIS 3.4
Manjaro itself has only QGIS 3.2.x in its repo and without GRASS-support. So for the cutting-edge QGIS-user the Flatpak-repo could be a quick solution – and it works pretty well including GRASS-support 🙂
… 800 Megs for one app :-/
Ref: app/org.qgis.qgis/x86_64/stable ID: org.qgis.qgis Arch: x86_64 Branch: stable Origin: flathub Collection ID: org.flathub.Stable Date: 2018-11-07 08:18:18 +0000 Subject: Fix typo (1ce68a18) Commit: 9f7b5a691c48adeb991276439786a6119f91261b27a27091692565aaa3cde8e0 Parent: 1856a7d4a0430638c1249708994b204fb5329fc01bca709597f58c219120086b Location: /var/lib/flatpak/app/org.qgis.qgis/x86_64/stable/9f7b5a691c48adeb991276439786a6119f91261b27a27091692565aaa3cde8e0 Installed size: 899,1 MB Runtime: org.kde.Platform/x86_64/5.11 Sdk: org.kde.Sdk/x86_64/5.11