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Installing Indigo after Kinetic?

asked 2016-07-29 22:33:39 -0600

neuronet gravatar image

updated 2016-07-30 11:48:54 -0600

For reasons detailed here, I have been using Kinetic but need to install Indigo:

As is clear there, I am a total noob to ROS. Is there a protocol for installing a new (old) distribution of ROS once you already have one? I've googled it and didn't find anything explicit. For instance, once I run roscore, which version will run? If I just install indigo and then source the bash will that become the default? Or are there collisions/conflicts I'll need to resolve such that it might be best just to uninstall Kinetic Kame?

I'm in Ubuntu 16.04.

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answered 2016-07-31 06:14:43 -0600

submetu gravatar image

updated 2016-07-31 06:16:18 -0600

You can not install indigo on Ubuntu 16.04. I had a similar problem in which I had to downgrade to indigo from kinetic. However, I found out that ROS Indigo ONLY supports Saucy (13.10) and Trusty (14.04) for Debian packages. . So I got it from here.

I had Ubuntu 16.04 with dual boot with Windows 10. As there was no other way to downgrade Ubuntu 16.04 to 14.04, I had to erase ubuntu 16.04 and install a fresh Ubuntu 14.04. After that I installed Indigo> And everything was working well :)

So to answer your question, you have to install Ubuntu 14.04 to get indigo! Have fun :)

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Thanks for the info. That's too bad. I really like Ubuntu 16...might just wait a year and do mindstorms :) ...[update--just installed Ubuntu 14. It is amazing the little things in 16 that made it a lot better, from how they handle software updates, customizability, power management, etc..sigh]

neuronet gravatar image neuronet  ( 2016-07-31 08:13:17 -0600 )edit

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