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Possible to Install ROS on Snow Leopard Using Xcode < 4?

asked 2012-01-16 04:34:59 -0600

tommytwoeyes gravatar image

updated 2012-02-20 11:29:46 -0600

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Is it possible to install ROS on OS X Snow Leopard with Xcode version 3.2.6? I realize the installation documentation says Xcode 4 is required, but I was hoping that since ROS predates OS X Lion & Xcode 4, it would be possible to install & use ROS somehow.

I would love to upgrade to Lion, but my Macbook Pro is evidently just a little too outdated to handle it, according to the App Store.


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answered 2012-02-02 10:54:21 -0600

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You can try the Homebrew installation instructions here:

I cannot guarantee that this will work, but I don't know of any specific reasons it wouldn't.

You will still need to have this line in your ~/.bashrc exactly from the instructions:

export ROS_OS_OVERRIDE=osxbrew:lion

This will fool rosdep into thinking you are running lion.

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Thanks! I will try that.

tommytwoeyes gravatar image tommytwoeyes  ( 2012-02-18 04:26:56 -0600 )edit

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