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Working with two ROS Versions on single system

asked 2013-11-19 23:28:20 -0500

MKI gravatar image

updated 2014-04-20 14:09:47 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

Hi All,

I would like to install two versions of ROS --> Groovy and Hydro (or Groovy and Fuerte for example). Is it fine to work this way or should I have only one version of ROS installed? Has anyone tried this before?

Thanks Murali

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answered 2013-11-20 00:40:11 -0500

Karl Damkjær Hansen gravatar image

Yes this is possible. If you install from e.g. Ubuntu packages they will install into /opt/ros/groovy and opt/ros/hydro.

Then you simply source the setup.bash file from the distribution you want to use.

NB: Be careful not to mix up the versions when you are running your robot. Sometimes it works, but other times it gives you some strange behaviour.

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Thank you Karl, I am trying to install groovy, hydro and fuerte. your answer is right. Will try experimenting... regards Murali

MKI gravatar image MKI  ( 2013-11-20 01:08:57 -0500 )edit

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