Any success with MoveIt! with ROS-kinetic in Ubuntu-16.04?

asked 2016-06-06 05:49:01 -0600

mark2n gravatar image

Hi there,

I am new in ROS, and I decided to use ROS-Kinetic in Ubuntu-16.04 for a longer-term benefit, as they are the newest LTS combination. Unsurprisingly, not all packages/dependencies are prepared for it. I have been stuck in installing Moveit! for quite a while.

Although the MoveIt! official website hasn't supported ROS-Kinetic in Ubuntu 16.04 yet, but I was think is it possible to compile the source code with some modifications in source code, assuming the differences between ROS distributions are not huge.

I wonder if someone has installed MoveIt! in this environment successfully, or has any suggestions to modify source code in order to make it compatible my environment? If yes, please kindly share them. Thank you very much!

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After many days of trying compiling from source file, installing dependencies, and resolving conflicts manually, I finally gave it up. There are too many problems coming after another. So I guess the best choice now is to use the earlier stable versions. Hope the support could come up soon.

mark2n gravatar image mark2n  ( 2016-06-27 08:57:33 -0600 )edit

I don't know how you've been approaching it (have you been using the right tools? rosdep and friends, etc?), but looking at Dave Coleman's docker images for MoveIt it would seem Kinetic is definitively a usable platform.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-06-27 09:26:39 -0600 )edit

Perhaps you can use the Dockerfile for his Kinetic builds (from source) as inspiration?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-06-27 09:29:15 -0600 )edit

Hm, ok. Seems I was a little too optimistic: those Dockerfiles don't actually build anything.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-06-27 09:30:12 -0600 )edit

Apparently you're not the only one attempting this, and it's tracked at ros-planning/moveit_ros#695.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-06-27 10:08:57 -0600 )edit

I have tried to resolve dependencies that rosdep didn't manage(at least by then), but there are too many of them. Being new in ROS, I guess it'll be a better way to learn with earlier stable versions than trying so hard to resolve fruitlessly. The later way was too frustrating.

mark2n gravatar image mark2n  ( 2016-06-27 14:01:13 -0600 )edit

do we have an update on this guys? when is a stable version of Moveit compatible with ROS Kinetic going to be released?

Linux_Bot gravatar image Linux_Bot  ( 2016-11-08 07:25:03 -0600 )edit

MoveIt can be succesfully build from sources on Kinetic for quite some time now, see the instructions. Building takes some time, but is certainly doable (6 commands).

The binary release is also almost finished, but has not been made available yet.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-11-08 12:10:29 -0600 )edit