QGIS LTR (Long Term Release)

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3.22.6 | Updated: 02 May 2022



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  • OSGeo

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QGIS LTR (Long Term Release) 3.22.6

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install QGIS LTR (Long Term Release), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade QGIS LTR (Long Term Release), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall QGIS LTR (Long Term Release), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade qgis-ltr -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade qgis-ltr -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install qgis-ltr
    name: qgis-ltr
    version: '3.22.6'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'qgis-ltr' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.22.6'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller qgis-ltr
    Name     = "qgis-ltr"
    Version  = "3.22.6"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'qgis-ltr':
  ensure   => '3.22.6',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.

General Features

  • View data -- Spatially-enabled tables and views, vector formats, raster and imagery formats, GRASS raster and vector data and online spatial data.
  • Explore data and compose maps -- Interactively explore spatial data with a friendly GUI with many helpful tools.
  • Create, edit, manage and export data -- Vector and raster layers in several formats.
  • Analyze data -- vector analysis, sampling, geoprocessing, geometry and database management tools including the complete GRASS functionality of more than 400 modules.
  • Publish maps on the Internet -- QGIS can be used as a WMS, WMTS, WMS-C or WFS and WFS-T client, and as a WMS, WCS or WFS server.
  • Extensible functionality through plugins
  • Python console

This package will install the identified, "Long Term Release" version of QGIS intended for stability. If you want to install a version more rich with features but potentially less stable, try the package for the latest release of QGIS. These packages can now co-exist!

Keeping old releases

Upon installation/upgrade, this package will attempt to remove the newest version of QGIS less than or equal to this package version. (It will no longer remove non-"LTR" versions.) If you would like to skip the uninstallation of any older versions, use the a "Keep" package parameter as follows:

choco install qgis-ltr -params '"/Keep"'

This parameter will be ignored if the newest version has the same major.minor value as this package because the QGIS installer won't allow two different builds of the same major.minor release. (I.E. Version 2.18.14 has the same "2.18" as version 2.18.20.) This parameter would allow you to keep a v2.14.x install of QGIS when installing a v2.18.x package.

Uninstallation should remove only the installed, Chocolatey package version.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$AppVersion = '3.22.6'   # may not match package version

$InstallArgs = @{
   packageName    = 'qgis-ltr'
   fileType       = 'MSI'
   softwareName   = "$env:ChocolateyPackageName $env:ChocolateyPackageVersion*"
   url64bit       = 'https://qgis.org/downloads/QGIS-OSGeo4W-3.22.6-1.msi'
   checksumType   = 'sha256'
   checksum64     = '602c828490a5bd9f03365ef0e02322ca9d7dc15becbaa31d484f3a3bd287bdeb'
   silentArgs     = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($env:ChocolateyPackageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""
   validExitCodes = @(0)

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

# QGIS install is best done with older versions uninstalled
[array]$Keys = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName "QGIS *"
if ($Keys) {
   $TargetKey = $null
   # Only want to uninstall the latest, Long Term Release version.
   # First, gather only the versions older than this LTR package.
   [array]$Keys = $Keys | Where-Object {[version]($_.DisplayName -replace '[^0-9.]','') -le [version]$AppVersion}
   if ($Keys.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "Multiple, previously-installed Long Term Release versions of QGIS found."
      # If there are several old versions, only remove the most recent.
      $MaxVer = [version]'0.0'
      Foreach ($key in $Keys) {
         $v = [version]($key.DisplayName -replace '[^0-9.]','')
         if ($v -ge $Maxver) { 
            $MaxVer = $v 
            $TargetKey = $key
      if (-not $pp.contains("Keep")) {
         Write-Warning "Only the newest version (v$($MaxVer.ToString())) will be removed before installing version $AppVersion"
   } elseif ($Keys.Count -eq 1) {
      $TargetKey = $Keys[0]
   $TargetVersion = $TargetKey.DisplayName -replace '[^0-9.]',''
   $TargetShortVersion = [version](([version]$TargetVersion).tostring(2))
   $AppShortVersion = [version](([version]$AppVersion).tostring(2))
   if ($pp.contains("Keep")) {
      Write-Host "You have requested for this package to NOT uninstall any previous installs of QGIS." -ForegroundColor Cyan
   if ((-not $pp.contains("Keep")) -or ($TargetShortVersion -eq $AppShortVersion)) {
      if ($pp.contains("Keep")) {
         Write-warning "Multiple installs of minor (xx.yy) releases are not possible.  Version $TargetVersion will be uninstalled."
      # The QGIS uninstaller sometimes leaves stuff behind that still prevents install
      Get-ChildItem HKLM:\SOFTWARE | 
                  Where-Object {$_.name -match "QGIS ?$TargetShortVersion"} |
                  Remove-Item -Recurse -Force 

      # AND it leaves behind dead, public desktop shortcuts
      if ( Test-Path "$env:PUBLIC\Desktop\QGIS $TargetShortVersion") { 
         Remove-Item "$env:PUBLIC\Desktop\QGIS $TargetShortVersion" -Recurse -Force 
      $OrphanedLinks = Get-ChildItem "$env:PUBLIC\Desktop\" -Filter "*.lnk" 
      Foreach ($Item in $OrphanedLinks) {
         $LinkTarget = (new-object -comobject Wscript.Shell).CreateShortcut($Item.FullName).TargetPath
         if ($LinkTarget -match "QGIS $TargetShortVersion") {
            Remove-Item $Item.FullName -Recurse -Force 

      Write-Host "Uninstalling older QGIS version $TargetVersion. Please wait." -ForegroundColor Cyan
      $UninstallArgs = @{
         ExeToRun       = $TargetKey.UninstallString
         Statements     = '/S'
         ValidExitCodes = @(0)
      $null = Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin @UninstallArgs
      # The uninstaller starts another process and immediately returns.  
      Get-Process | Where-Object {$_.path -match '.*Temp.*chocolatey.*Au_.exe'} |wait-process

# Finally, install.
Write-Host "Installing QGIS can take a few minutes.  Please be patient." -ForegroundColor Cyan
Install-ChocolateyPackage @InstallArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$AppShortVersion = ([version]$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion).tostring(2)

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName "QGIS $AppShortVersion*"

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
   $UninstallArgs = @{
      PackageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      FileType    = 'exe'
      SilentArgs  = '/S'
      File        = $key[0].UninstallString
   Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @UninstallArgs

   # The uninstaller starts an "Au_" process and immediately returns.  
   Write-Host "Despite the line above, $env:ChocolateyPackageName is still uninstalling.  Please wait." -ForegroundColor Cyan
   Get-Process | Where-Object {$_.path -match '.*Temp.*chocolatey.*Au_.exe'} | Wait-Process

   # The QGIS uninstaller sometimes leaves stuff behind
   Get-ChildItem HKLM:\SOFTWARE | 
               Where-Object {$_.name -match "QGIS $AppShortVersion"} | 
               Remove-Item -Recurse -Force 

   # AND it leaves behind dead, public desktop shortcuts
   if (Test-Path "$env:PUBLIC\Desktop\QGIS $AppShortVersion") { 
      Remove-Item "$env:PUBLIC\Desktop\QGIS $AppShortVersion" -Recurse -Force 
   $OrphanedLinks = Get-ChildItem "$env:PUBLIC\Desktop\" -Filter "*.lnk" 
   Foreach ($Item in $OrphanedLinks) {
      $LinkTarget = (new-object -comobject Wscript.Shell).CreateShortcut($Item.FullName).TargetPath
      if ($LinkTarget -match "QGIS $AppShortVersion") {
         Remove-Item $Item.FullName -Recurse -Force 

} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
   Throw 'Multiple, previous installs found!  For safety, no uninstall will occur.'
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$env:ChocolateyPackageName $AppShortVersion has already been uninstalled by other means."

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QGIS LTR (Long Term Release) 3.16.16 3843 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 Approved
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QGIS LTR (Long Term Release) 3.16.13 1879 Saturday, November 6, 2021 Exempted
QGIS LTR (Long Term Release) 3.16.12 314 Monday, November 1, 2021 Exempted
QGIS LTR (Long Term Release) 3.16.11 1035 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Approved
QGIS LTR (Long Term Release) 3.16.10 678 Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Approved

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