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How to install moveit on ROS melodic

asked 2018-06-01 01:38:28 -0500

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Hi, I am a newbie to ROS and I was just working with some sample examples.One of them uses the move it ros library.Since I am working on a Ubuntu(18) :ROS Melodic ,can anyone suggest me how to install moveit. Thanks Yours Sincerely Sparsh garg

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answered 2018-06-01 01:41:05 -0500

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updated 2018-06-01 01:43:42 -0500

MoveIt has not yet been released for Melodic: see ros/rosdistro#17942. A sudo apt-get install ros-melodic-moveit should work, but you'd need to use the shadow repositories.

However, the current consensus among maintainers is (from here):

It should NOT be expected to be stable yet. Maybe calling it "beta"?

Overall progress is tracked here: ros-planning/moveit#806.

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I feel like crying as I really loved the various kinematic solvers anyways would you suggest I downgrade my ros version.Thanks for replying

rosnewbie23 gravatar image rosnewbie23  ( 2018-06-01 01:42:32 -0500 )edit

I think you've missed my edit.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-06-01 01:44:52 -0500 )edit

Could anybody tell me if Moveit! is already available with melodic distro with a stable version? I believe so ( https://moveit.ros.org/moveit!/ros/20... ) I am trying to install it and follow the tutorials but I am getting errors in the step of building catkin workspace.

joao gravatar image joao  ( 2018-09-13 05:24:01 -0500 )edit

Please don't post that as an answer.

But: yes, MoveIt has been released into ROS Melodic and is installable using apt-get. No need to build from sources.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-09-13 05:26:16 -0500 )edit

I followed the regular tutorial and installed it with sudo apt install ros-melodic-moveit. But in the same tutorial there's a step to build a catkin workspace with cd ~/ws_moveit/src rosdep install -y --from-paths . --ignore-src --rosdistro kinetic and there's where I get the error

joao gravatar image joao  ( 2018-09-13 05:37:30 -0500 )edit

If you're referring to the Binary installation instructions (also called: the users install) then I don't see a catkin workspace mentioned there. Only on the Previous ROS Versions this is mentioned. Melodic is not a previous version of ROS.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-09-13 05:50:58 -0500 )edit

I'm referring to Getting Started

joao gravatar image joao  ( 2018-09-13 06:16:46 -0500 )edit

Ok, so MoveIt is succesfully installed, it's other dependencies that may be failing.

I would recommend to open a new question for that, as it would seem to be a different problem.

Please include all relevant console error output in your new question.

And link to all tutorials you're following.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-09-13 06:23:00 -0500 )edit

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