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Can I move built package frome one machine to other?

asked 2015-04-10 05:40:43 -0500

Dio Eraclea gravatar image

Hi! I have a problem with working in a virtual machine of ROS Electric, which is running on Ubuntu 10.04. It does not want to compile any nodes, written in C++ code. So I wonder if I can create the nodes in some other virtual machine where there are no problems in C++ compilation and then just move it back to Electric?

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answered 2015-04-10 06:36:09 -0500

timm gravatar image

I believe this would only work under the following circumstances (I did it once under Ubuntu 12.04 / Hydro):

  • The machine you are building on uses exactly the same operating system version, and has exactly the same set of libraries (+versions) installed, including the ROS version
  • Both machines use the same architecture (e.g. x86 or x64)

In those cases, you could just copy the binaries. However, in general I would recommend highly against it, and instead fix the original issue. Why can't you compile C++ code on that machine? Which error messages do you get?

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