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ROS on Ubuntu Xenial (16.04)

asked 2016-02-09 00:54:22 -0500

JimmyB gravatar image


Is ROS (Indigo or Jade) compatible with Ubuntu 16.04? If yes, is there some additional steps to install it? If no, when will it be?

Best, Jimmy

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answered 2016-02-09 04:03:43 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

Supported platforms are documented here:

Updates for Kinetic are in a PR here: and Kinetic will support Xenial

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answered 2016-06-13 11:41:23 -0500

jbohren gravatar image

You can run ROS Indigo on Xenial pretty easily with Docker using the following:

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Can you use the same method to run ROS Jade on Xenial?

andrestoga gravatar image andrestoga  ( 2016-08-06 18:21:06 -0500 )edit

Well, yes. But you wouldn't really be "running ROS Jade on Xenial". The docker image would be based on Trusty or Utopic or Vivid.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-08-13 03:39:03 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-02-09 01:47:31 -0500

yasagitov gravatar image

Xenial (16.04) is not released yet. Even if it was officially released both Indigo and Jade is not officially compatible. I think support of Xenial will only be available in ROS Kinetic Kame (which is scheduled on May, 2016).

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answered 2017-05-12 02:04:39 -0500

Germain gravatar image

Please follow the instruction of installing from the source, I succeed in installing from source.

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answered 2017-03-30 08:06:30 -0500

NataliaDiazRodr gravatar image

Is nowadays ROS Indigo compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 (Xenial)? still getting the error E: Unable to locate package ros-indigo-desktop-full

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14.04 == Trusty, not Xenial (that is 16.04). Indigo is not supported on 16.04, only on 14.04, so that error is to be expected.

Also: please don't post answers to a question unless you are actually answering it.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-03-30 10:54:47 -0500 )edit

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