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Can we install ROS on Red Hat Linux

asked 2017-05-23 19:48:17 -0600

Sudeepverma gravatar image

updated 2017-05-24 01:26:31 -0600

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Hi, I am planning to buy a workstation with Red Hat Linux OS. Can we install ROS on it?? Also can we install RViz on Red Hat Linux?? Please can someone answer this asap.

Regards Sudeep

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answered 2017-05-24 01:30:09 -0600

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updated 2020-03-12 06:41:26 -0600

Update (2020-03-12): there appears to be work ongoing to add RHEL/Fedora support to ros_buildfarm et al. See the list of merged PRs.


I don't think anyone can guarantee that it'll work, but it should be possible to do a source build. I'm not sure whether the Fedora RPMs that get build are usable on a RHEL system.

See #q216929 and #q119716 for related questions. At least the first one was successful in installing the core packages.

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Thanks @gvdhoorn for quick reply. I also thinking of taking a Windows 10 Machine and make it dual booting with Ubunto 16.04 LTS. Please let me know if this is right approach to Install ROS and RViz.

Sudeepverma gravatar image Sudeepverma  ( 2017-05-24 15:11:18 -0600 )edit
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16.04 will definitely work, as it's a supported distribution.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-05-25 02:46:55 -0600 )edit

@sudeepvernma. that definitely works. am using it on my windows 10 machine too.

alexantosh gravatar image alexantosh  ( 2020-03-12 06:06:14 -0600 )edit

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