How do you install and run ROS(melodic/lunar/kinetic) on openSUSE?

asked 2019-10-03 17:35:18 -0600

cshastry gravatar image

I need to deploy ROS(melodic/lunar or kinetic) on some lab machines at my university for a class. Sadly the labs all come with openSUSE and the IT services are refusing to install Ubuntu onto the systems. They suggest a virtual machine solution which is not fine as gazebo's performance is really bad on VMs. Is it possible to install ROS+gazebo on openSUSE? What are the incompatibilities between ROS and openSUSE?

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I don't believe there is any official support for OpenSUSE at the moment in ROS 1 (nor ROS 2 afaik).

Some earlier Q&As about this: #q285158 and #q280315.

Summarising: you may be able to build things from sources, but it's likely that you'll need to fix some dependency issues.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2019-10-04 06:44:28 -0600 )edit