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asked 2017-07-10 10:08:01 -0500

Blupon gravatar image

Hi !

I was wondering whether one could more or less easily upgrade a package (indigo -> kinetic or even up to lunar) by installing it with the source code taken on git in a catkin_ws ?

I'm for example thinking about:

I couldn't find a tutorial on that, and especially need to update laser_scan_matcher from source by adding odometry to the node with already developped code . One of my problems for doing that being that laser_scan_matcher git repository is associated with Indigo and not kinetic. Furthermore, the package install with apt doesn't offer (or at least I don't know how) the possibility to add the .h and .cpp files that permit the usage of odometry with that particular node.

Thanks to anyone considering my question ! Really trying to understand ROS but it is sometimes frustrating ^^


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answered 2017-07-10 19:22:52 -0500

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Yeah, you can totally build those packages from source. Odds are good that the packages will work just fine in the new distribution, but you might have to make a few tweaks to get them to work. Check out the Kinetic Migration Guide and the Lunar Migration Guide.

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thanks ! I forgot those pages, going to read them right away. If it's not a problem, I'll let this thread open a little longer just in case I encounter what I see as a newbie dead end

Blupon gravatar image Blupon  ( 2017-07-11 02:45:19 -0500 )edit

@EdVanator It appears migrating the packages I considered would be too painful - they depend on other packages which would request migration and so on... Anyway thanks for your answer !

Blupon gravatar image Blupon  ( 2017-07-19 02:56:18 -0500 )edit

I just remembered that you can check this page to see whether a package has been released and if there are any unreleased dependencies.

Ed Venator gravatar image Ed Venator  ( 2017-07-21 21:45:53 -0500 )edit

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