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Here's where I got into problems last Friday (and I am there again). When following the source install for oneiric on precise I can get pretty far (though there are missing packages and missing dependencies in the rosdep yaml files that must be hand edited). Then it starts trying to install things like ros-fuert-pcl that has a hard dependency on mysqlclient16, but precise only has mysqlclient18. So, then you have to start downloading .deb files and forcing them to install and ignore dependency issues. This is not ideal, and I refuse to start compromising the integrity of my OS packaging system by doing this shoehorning (not to mention that it's terribly difficult to know what ros-fuerte-* packages that rosdep wants, so I'd have to download the entire fuerte distribution and hand install all these "Layer 2" tools.

So, as of now, I'm going to say that Fuerte is NOT installable (by any normal means) on Precise. I really wish someone would have started looking at this stuff when the Precise Beta was released a month ago, but oh well. In the meantime, none of my new machines can be used for ROS programming.

Here's where I got into problems last Friday (and I am there again). When following the source install for oneiric on precise I can get pretty far (though there are missing packages and missing dependencies in the rosdep yaml files that must be hand edited). Then it starts trying to install things like ros-fuert-pcl that has a hard dependency on mysqlclient16, but precise only has mysqlclient18. So, then you have to start downloading .deb files and forcing them to install and ignore dependency issues. This is not ideal, and I refuse to start compromising the integrity of my OS packaging system by doing this shoehorning (not to mention that it's terribly difficult to know what ros-fuerte-* packages that rosdep wants, so I'd have to download the entire fuerte distribution and hand install all these "Layer 2" tools.tools that rosdep install tries to install via apt-get ros-fuerte-xx).

So, as of now, I'm going to say that Fuerte is NOT installable (by any normal means) on Precise. I really wish someone would have started looking at this stuff when the Precise Beta was released a month ago, but oh well. In the meantime, none of my new machines can be used for ROS programming.

There is no prebuilt install for Precise as of now. And the source install linked above doesn't work for Precise. Here's where I got into problems last Friday (and I am there again). When following the source install for oneiric on precise I can get pretty far (though there are missing packages and missing dependencies in the rosdep yaml files that must be hand edited). Then it starts trying to install things like ros-fuert-pcl that has a hard dependency on mysqlclient16, but precise only has mysqlclient18. So, then you have to start downloading .deb files and forcing them to install and ignore dependency issues. This is not ideal, and I refuse to start compromising the integrity of my OS packaging system by doing this shoehorning (not to mention that it's terribly difficult to know what ros-fuerte-* packages that rosdep wants, so I'd have to download the entire fuerte distribution and hand install all these "Layer 2" tools that rosdep install tries to install via apt-get ros-fuerte-xx).

So, as of now, I'm going to say that Fuerte is NOT installable (by any normal means) on Precise. I really wish someone would have started looking at this stuff when the Precise Beta was released a month ago, but oh well. In the meantime, none of my new machines can be used for ROS programming.