Hello Nicolas,

Thanks for those instructions, likely will save me considerable time. Your instructions seem quite straightforward but just curious why you would not skip the express desktop install and go straight to the advanced install directly?

Thanks again…

Cheers . . . . . Spring .

On 12-Jun-2018 08:25, Nicolas Cadieux wrote:


Attached images were too big.  Resending without the screen shots.


On 2018-06-11 7:16 PM, Nicolas Cadieux wrote:


As usual, answer below.


On 2018-06-11 1:10 PM, Springfield Harrison wrote:
Greetings again,

Thanks for the comments again.

1. Regarding the versions, things are not actually as I imagine. My assumption that higher numbers indicate a newer version
    appears to be incorrect.  I presume this is documented somewhere
    and will try to sort through all that when I get time.  This is
    a good example of why I am reluctant to wade into the upgrade
    end of the pool. Workload well out of proportion to the presumed

The Osgeo4w installer makes this easy for you.

 1. Where is the logic here - "so actually it would not be a "step
    backwards" to go from 2.8  to 2.18."?  Sorry to be difficult but
    why does QGIS versioning need to be studied, when it could
    easily be intuitive?

They are not numbers. Logic is found here: https://qgis.org/en/site/getinvolved/development/roadmap.html


 2. Will osgeo4w install an LTR?

I believe the express install will only install the latest stable 3.x version (select Express Desktop Install. The Express Web-GIS install option is for a web server). The Advance Osgeo will add options.
a) Select "Advanced Install"
b) Select  "Install from the Internet"
c) Select the Root Directory (C:\OSGeo4W64 is suggested. I would not change it. If you do, make sure you have no space " "or funny character like in "c:\José Qgis installation"). This is where the program file will be placed. d) Select Install for "All Users" and "Create icon on Desktop" and "Start Menu". e) Local Package Directory will be offered. "C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Temp" . Don't need to change it. That is where the installation files will be downloaded.
f) Select the Internet Connection. Default is "Direct Connection".
g)Choose a Download site.  Default is http:/download.osgeo.org.
h) Look at the final screen shot I sent you. I you select "desktop", you will see current version number (if installed) and the new version number. Select "qgis: QGIS Desktop" for 3x or "qgis: qgis-ltr-full." for 2.x. Or both. Other packages will be selected for you (like Saga, Grass.) Do not deselect them. You will also need to accept all licences during the install and you will probably be asked to add extra packages along the way. Accept them.

For me, the normal procedure on a new computer is to start with an Express Desktop Install. Then, I do an "advance Install" to add extra packages or different versions of QGIS.


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