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does ros can be loaded onto Snappy Ubuntu Core?

asked 2015-03-20 06:53:13 -0500

nilesh thakkr gravatar image

updated 2015-03-20 06:56:51 -0500

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working on raspbery pi

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answered 2016-03-10 07:34:17 -0500

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updated 2019-01-07 11:48:05 -0500

Old question, but it still comes up on Google so I'll mention that this is officially supported by Snapcraft, the tool for building .snaps for Ubuntu Core: .

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Link seems not available any more.

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2019-01-02 21:02:06 -0500 )edit

Thank you, I updated the link.

kyrofa gravatar image kyrofa  ( 2019-01-07 11:48:14 -0500 )edit

@Kyle: can you say something about your experiences with snaps and ROS? What level of granularity have you used / do you believe makes the most sense? Single snap per node? Any thoughts on the filesize overhead?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-01-07 12:43:04 -0500 )edit

I work at Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) on this, so I'm biased, but I've used it quite a bit. Splitting nodes between snaps is complex since they're isolated, but snaps are an excellent way to ship/update an entire ROS product at once. Regarding size, updates are all done with deltas.

kyrofa gravatar image kyrofa  ( 2019-01-07 12:58:16 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-03-20 06:56:35 -0500

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Yes. See:

It will require some manual work currently, but that should be temporary.

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