I would like to do some GIS in ubuntu. When I use the repo:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable
Update manager asks me to do a partial upgrade. The packages it wants to install are:
cgi-mapserver grass libxml2 libxml2-dev libxml2:i386 mapserver-bin php5-mapscript python-libxml2 python-mapscript
I use my machine for many purposes besides just GIS. So, I'd rather not go messing anything up---in particular, other python projects. (Also, I have a 64-bit machine---libxml2:i386 looks 32-bit maybe? Problem?)
Trying to be more conservative, I notice that when I use the repo:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-stable
It says the repo does not exist.
Cannot access PPA (https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~ubuntugis/+archive/ubuntugis-stable) to get PPA information, please check your internet connection.
I learned that the second PPA I had for the stable version is wrong. It's:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ppa
However, even this stable version asks me to perform a partial upgrade. So, the greater question stands: is this partial upgrade safe?!