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Installing Kinetic on Ubuntu 17.04: possible? Known issues?

asked 2017-05-20 15:34:44 -0500

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updated 2017-05-21 14:48:00 -0500

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I'm new to this but I saw this: "ROS Kinetic ONLY supports Wily (Ubuntu 15.10), Xenial (Ubuntu 16.04) and Jessie (Debian 8) for debian packages." in here: http://wiki.ros.org/kinetic/Installat...

So wondering if there's any known problems In should be aware of. Thanks! : ]

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I've changed the title of your question to more accurately reflect what your question is -- and also to make it slightly more concise.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2017-05-21 05:58:44 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-05-21 05:50:39 -0500

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updated 2017-05-21 14:47:37 -0500

Known problems (already during installation):

  • no binary packages available (the buildfarm doesn't build them for 17.04, as is stated on the install wiki page)
  • source build required, but:
    • not all dependencies may be available on 17.04 (pkgs might have been renamed / not released / something else)
    • dependencies are no longer compatible (ie: newer Boost versions with deprecated / removed / changed functionality, etc)

Apart from that: not many people will have run ROS on this version of Ubuntu, so the part of the community that could help you is probably also small.


Edit: ROS Lunar is available for Ubuntu 17.04 (see REP-003), so you could try that.

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Note that these are not really "known problems" in the traditional sense: these are not issues that have been identified while running ROS on 17.04, but is more a speculation of what you will probably run into when/if trying to get ROS to run on unsupported OS releases.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2017-05-21 05:51:55 -0500 )edit

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