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boost version problem

asked 2012-01-17 13:38:13 -0500

tmullins gravatar image

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10, for which the default Boost version is 1.46. However, ROS seems to still depend on 1.42; if I want to install 1.46, it first wants to uninstall 1.42, but I can't uninstall 1.42 without uninstalling all of ROS. /opt/ros/electric/ros/rosdep.yaml lists a dependency on libboost1.46-all-dev for oneiric, though, which means rosmake refuses to build anything because of the unmet dependency.

Should I change rosdep.yaml to have libboost1.42-all-dev instead, or is there a better solution? Also, should I submit a bug report somewhere, or is this a problem only for me?

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answered 2012-01-17 14:10:04 -0500

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I think your system is in a weird state because you have the natty versions of the ROS packages installed on an oneiric system.

I would start with 'apt-get dist-upgrade'

If that doesn't work, install libboost1.46-all-dev, allow it to remove ROS, and then you should be able to reinstall ROS and keep the newer version of boost.

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It looks like that (and Rohling's comment) worked, thanks! It was too bad I had to reinstall ROS, since that takes forever... but it works with no problems now.
tmullins gravatar image tmullins  ( 2012-01-22 12:44:26 -0500 )edit
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answered 2012-01-19 00:22:24 -0500

In addition to ahendrix's post: Ubuntu disables all third-party repositories during a system upgrade, so the ROS packages will not upgrade at all until you fix the deb entry in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list (un-comment if necessary and replace natty with oneiric).

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