macOS High Sierra support

asked 2018-03-01 15:11:55 -0500

michaeltesar gravatar image

Hello there,

i just wonder if any of you had success with installing ROS at macOS High Sierra.

I have tried several guide lines liek this: but with no luck. Mostly it failed because of matplotlib and PyQt libraries during the building process.

Now I run it in virtual machine but I need mostly RViz and Gazebo for simulations so it is not the best way (Macbook get very hot and it is so slow).

Thank you for any comments and suggestions,


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Is dual booting an option?

jayess gravatar image jayess  ( 2018-03-01 15:13:57 -0500 )edit

@jayess unfortunately not. I have Macbook Pro 2017 with very poor (any Linux distro) compatability.

michaeltesar gravatar image michaeltesar  ( 2018-03-01 15:23:39 -0500 )edit

Not a Mac user, but from what I've read and heard, this is going to be difficult. The most up-to-date community effort is the repository that Mike maintains. You'll probably have to figure out what is going wrong with PyQt and friends.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-03-02 01:32:43 -0500 )edit
gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-03-02 01:33:06 -0500 )edit

A very small chance (and I don't even know if X is supported): perhaps the new native Docker for Mac (with hyperkit) could help here.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-03-02 01:33:44 -0500 )edit