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Groovy/Hydro on ubuntu 14.04?

asked 2014-07-15 09:51:13 -0500

silgon gravatar image

updated 2014-07-18 02:12:42 -0500

I think that the title says everything. I just want to know if it's possible to install ros groovy and hydro under ubuntu 14.04. Any thoughts or ideas?

I'm working now with ubuntu 12.04 and I use groovy and hydro, and they work nicely, the problem is the drivers for my computer (video card, sound card, etc), so that's the reason why I would like to know about the configuration of groovy (and hydro) under ubuntu 14.04. Have anybody some experience with that? even if it's the compiled source, in order to know if it's working properly under that configuration.

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answered 2014-07-18 05:33:17 -0500

demmeln gravatar image

While I have no experience with Groovy on 14.04, I guess there will be some problems.

For one it seems that groovy cannot be fully built from source currently without additional tweaks:

I understand that you might need groovy for legacy systems, but as a recent answer to a related question described, groovy will soon be EOL:

Also, the same question popped up about the same time you asked yours:

So, if you cannot do without groovy, it is best to try it out on 14.04 (e.g. in a VM) and contribute back any fixes you need to make.

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Actually I only use groovy because I use the PR2, and the full support for the PR2 is only on groovy. Things like tuckarms have no packages yet under hydro for example. But well, I guess you're right to also have a VM to test and create fixes.

silgon gravatar image silgon  ( 2014-07-19 00:18:53 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-07-15 09:53:29 -0500

v.mayoral gravatar image

I don't see official support for it so you'll probably need to compile everything yourself.

How about you downgrade the FS to 12.04? I'm doing exactly that right now.

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That's what I'm using right now, but I have some problems with my laptop because of the drivers. But I would like to know if somebody has that configuration, ubuntu 14.04 with groovy.

silgon gravatar image silgon  ( 2014-07-15 10:19:10 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-07-15 09:55:52 -0500

pnambiar gravatar image

ros hydro on 12.04 is the best option

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I agree with @pnambiar, for compatibility issues i'd go that way.

v.mayoral gravatar image v.mayoral  ( 2014-07-15 12:01:39 -0500 )edit

That's what I have right now for groovy and hydro branches. My compatibility issues are on the computer drivers that's why I want to change to ubuntu 14.04.

silgon gravatar image silgon  ( 2014-07-17 06:37:44 -0500 )edit

according to this page the 12.04.5 release has the kernel from 14.04.1 ( would this provide the required drivers?

JonW gravatar image JonW  ( 2014-07-19 22:29:03 -0500 )edit

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