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asked 2015-09-07 19:40:11 -0500

zcox gravatar image

Hi - I'm really excited to see the ROS Docker images!

The ROS images are currently based on the x86 ubuntu:trusty image. I see there's an osrf/ubuntu_armhf image, but are there any plans to provide ROS images that are armhf-based, in addition to x86?

I'm really interested in running ROS in Docker containers on Beaglebone Black, but need armhf-based images to do that.

Thanks, Zach

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answered 2015-09-11 13:49:56 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

updated 2015-11-17 13:41:37 -0500

We would like to make them available. However we're using the dockerhub automated builds for easy of use and transparency, and the dockerhub servers do not support the armhf builds. When and if dockerhub supports armhf we will plan to turn them on.

PS: We also have ROS images in the ros organization on dockerhub too.

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That makes total sense, I hope they add armhf support soon. In the meantime, is it possible to build the ROS Docker images for armhf on our own infrastructure? Has anyone successfully built the images for armhf?

zcox gravatar image zcox  ( 2015-09-12 07:27:28 -0500 )edit

Sure, we use them all the time for the armhf buildfarm. You can make your own, just replace the FROM line with osrf/ubuntu_armhf in any Dockerfile which uses the default ubuntu base image.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2015-09-12 17:29:32 -0500 )edit

I believe these guys found a workaround that would allow us to build ARM containers on DockerHub:

spmaniato gravatar image spmaniato  ( 2016-06-06 08:31:33 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-03-05 09:55:41 -0500

ruffsl gravatar image

updated 2017-08-20 18:15:39 -0500

Update: Support for ARM with ROS is now reflected in the Official DockerHub library!
You may find the public discourse announcement here:
Announcing ROS Docker Images for ARM and Debian

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answered 2015-11-17 10:29:18 -0500

PabloGN gravatar image

Please see It is a bit more difficult to prepare than changing the FROM line :-) I hope this is useful for you.

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