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PCL library version in ROS

asked 2012-03-31 21:37:55 -0600

Mchaiiann gravatar image

updated 2012-04-01 17:07:28 -0600

Hi, I'm wondering what the version of PCL library in my ROS is. For example, currently PCL is 1.5.1 updated on 2012.02.22, then what is it for my PCL? And where can I check out these version information? Also, how can I update my PCL in ROS when the standalone PCL library is updated?

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answered 2012-04-01 23:00:06 -0600

karthik gravatar image

Hi, Please checkout the latest version of perception_pcl_electric_unstable at


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answered 2012-04-01 03:07:46 -0600

joq gravatar image

The general policy is for each ROS distribution to depend on the most recent PCL library available at the time it is released. For API stability, that will remain fixed until the next release.

Since PCL changes faster than ROS, that library version will not remain the latest for long. If it gets far enough behind, an unstable PCL may be published for those needing new features and not requiring API stability.

Beginning in Fuerte, ROS uses rosdep for the system PCL. That should make it easier to use newer versions as they come out.

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Hi, is it correct to check out the version information by sudo apt-cache policy ros-electric-perception-pcl? Thanks!

Mchaiiann gravatar image Mchaiiann  ( 2012-04-01 17:13:28 -0600 )edit

That should work. Mine says 1.0.2 for Electric right now. If you need something more recent, see answer from @karthik.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-04-02 04:03:45 -0600 )edit

Thanks. Mine says 1.0.2 and I'm using Electric, too. But at this page it states that PCL in Electric is v1.1, thus I'm wondering which one make sense.

Mchaiiann gravatar image Mchaiiann  ( 2012-04-02 04:28:13 -0600 )edit

Mine one is also 1.0.2. Maybe, it also depends on ubuntu version, I'm on Lucid anyway..

alfa_80 gravatar image alfa_80  ( 2012-04-02 05:33:07 -0600 )edit

It will be the same for all up-to-date ROS Electric packages. I'm using Oneiric.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-04-02 05:43:57 -0600 )edit

Thanks, and I'm using ROS Electric on Maverick.

Mchaiiann gravatar image Mchaiiann  ( 2012-04-08 00:33:12 -0600 )edit

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