Bug report #4120

cannot use the plugin installer when installed using osgeo4w setup

Added by maning sambale over 9 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:14101


I tried installing qgis 1.7.2 and 1.7.3 via osgeo4w. QGIS was installed but I cannot enable the Plugin Installer "incompatible version"

Picture_3.png (9.82 KB) maning sambale, 2011-07-29 04:03 AM


#1 Updated by maning sambale over 9 years ago

Plugin Installer 0.9 incompatible version

#2 Updated by Borys Jurgiel over 9 years ago

Strange, seems you have the installer with corrupted metadata. 0.9 was quite old version, however should be compatible with all 1.x qgis releases.

Do you have a "plugin_installer" directory in your home directory\\.qgis\\python\\plugins ? If so, just remove it and it should help. Qgis 1.7 comes with plugin installer 1.2.1 placed inside of te Osgeo4W directory.

Anyway, I don't know why qgis finds the 0.9 incompatible with 1.7

#3 Updated by maning sambale over 9 years ago

Thank you, removing the plugin_installer directory solves the problem.

#4 Updated by maning sambale over 9 years ago

Additional info: I had a previous qgis installed (1.4). I un-installed 1.4 before installing 1.7, it seems the plugin_installer was not removed duing the uninstall.

#5 Updated by Borys Jurgiel over 9 years ago

It's normal. Plugins installed by user (including plugin_installer updates) are not removed. If someone else reports such problem, I'll investigate why qgis finds it incompatible.

#6 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 9 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from Open to Rejected

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