How To Install gdal_auth.py on Ubuntu 21.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install gdal_auth.py on Ubuntu 21.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update gdal_auth.py.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install python-gdal

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is gdal_auth.py and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 21.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 21.04 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install gdal_auth.py on Ubuntu 21.04. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install gdal_auth.py using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install gdal_auth.py using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install python-gdal

Install gdal_auth.py using apt

Because gdal_auth.py is available in Ubuntu 21.04’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install gdal_auth.py using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install python-gdal

Install gdal_auth.py using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu 21.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install gdal_auth.py by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install python-gdal

How to upgrade (update) a single package gdal_auth.py using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the gdal_auth.py, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install python-gdal

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall gdal_auth.py from Ubuntu 21.04

To uninstall only the gdal_auth.py package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove python-gdal

Uninstall gdal_auth.py and all its dependencies

To uninstall gdal_auth.py and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 21.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove python-gdal

Remove gdal_auth.py with all configurations and data

To remove gdal_auth.py configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge python-gdal

Remove gdal_auth.py completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to gdal_auth.py package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge python-gdal

Extra info and code examples

GDAL is a translator library for raster geospatial data formats. As a library, it presents a single abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats. The related OGR library (which lives within the GDAL source tree) provides a similar capability for simple features vector data. GDAL supports 40+ popular data formats, including commonly used ones (GeoTIFF, JPEG, PNG and more) as well as the ones used in GIS and remote sensing software packages (ERDAS Imagine, ESRI Arc/Info, ENVI, PCI Geomatics). Also supported many remote sensing and scientific data distribution formats such as HDF, EOS FAST, NOAA L1B, NetCDF, FITS. OGR library supports popular vector formats like ESRI Shapefile, TIGER data, S57, MapInfo File, DGN, GML and more. This package contains Python bindings for GDAL/OGR library and a set of additional command line tools.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install gdal_auth.py using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the gdal_auth.py from Ubuntu 21.04.

See also:

How To Install gdal_auth.py on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install gdal_auth.py on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install gdal_auth.py on CentOS 8

How To Install gdal_auth.py on Kali Linux

How To Install gdal_auth.py on Debian 11

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