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Installation of ROS on Ubuntu 15.10

asked 2015-12-17 08:18:12 -0500

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Hi everybody,

I've just installed a fresh version of Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" on my VMWare Player. I want to install the latest version of ROS (which is "Jade Turtle" I assume). When going through the installation tutorial I've noticed already on step 1.2 the first problem.

ROS Jade ONLY supports Trusty (14.04), Utopic (14.10) and Vivid (15.04) for debian packages.

As I am running 15.10, I assume, that ROS Jade doesn't support debian packages on my special system. As I am not experienced with Ubuntu, I can only guess that the next steps of the tutorial won't for me as this is a pretty basic requirement for the system.

Does anyone has a easier-to-understand installing guide for me (I know that the tutorial I mentioned above is really simple already)?

Thanks in advance! Che.

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answered 2015-12-17 08:34:34 -0500

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Sorry, I've already found an answer in this board.


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luketheduke gravatar imageluketheduke ( 2015-12-17 16:54:11 -0500 )edit

Hi Luke, this is not possible.

10 points required to accept or unaccept your own answer

Che. gravatar imageChe. ( 2015-12-18 03:54:09 -0500 )edit

If you want to you can ask one of the moderators and they can probably do it for you.

luketheduke gravatar imageluketheduke ( 2015-12-18 07:13:31 -0500 )edit

Now I've got the required points to set my own answer as solution ;)

Che. gravatar imageChe. ( 2015-12-18 07:57:09 -0500 )edit

Good for you!

luketheduke gravatar imageluketheduke ( 2015-12-18 08:48:34 -0500 )edit


Che. gravatar imageChe. ( 2015-12-18 09:40:58 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-03-12 05:52:31 -0500

I managed to build ROS jade on Ubuntu Willy compiling from sources. Until the moment It works nice:

I installed many packages, among them: navigation rviz gmapping hector_slam rqt

rosinstall_generator gmapping hector_slam navigation rviz rqt ros_comm --rosdistro jade --deps --wet-only --exclude roslisp --tar > my_application.rosinstall

The dependencies I had to install were:

sudo apt-get install libtinyxml-dev lz4 liblz4-dev BZip2 libz2-dev libbz2-dev liburdf-dom-headers-dev libgtest-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev liburdfdom-dev libogre1.8-dev libassimp-dev python-netifaces

Download it

wstool init -j10 src my_application.rosinstall

Compile it

./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated --devel devel_isolated --devel-space devel_isolated -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release

Install it

./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated --devel devel_isolated --devel-space devel_isolated -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release --install

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