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Simple test if Ros was installed correctly?

asked 2012-05-11 13:28:31 -0600

mlandergan gravatar image


warning I am a newbie. I followed the instructions on the ros website for installation on ubuntu. I believe everything worked but I was wondering if there is a command or easy tutorial to check if I installed everything correctly.


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Great, everything is working thank you for the help (:

mlandergan gravatar imagemlandergan ( 2012-05-12 05:03:38 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-05-12 03:31:09 -0600

Ryan gravatar image

Try typing

rosversion ros

in a terminal. If it gives you a version number, ROS is installed. :)

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@Ryan ;-)

Arkapravo gravatar imageArkapravo ( 2012-05-12 04:06:16 -0600 )edit

I was going to suggest running 'roscore', and seeing what happened. Same result.

Mac gravatar imageMac ( 2012-05-12 05:52:41 -0600 )edit

@Mac Yeah ! good alternative, even rospack find <some basic package/> would do the job.

Arkapravo gravatar imageArkapravo ( 2012-05-12 06:14:51 -0600 )edit

rosversion ros yields <unversioned> for me. What does it mean?

SR gravatar imageSR ( 2015-01-20 09:28:22 -0600 )edit

For rosversion I get : Cannot locate. roscore: command not found.

What should i do?

roboenthu gravatar imageroboenthu ( 2015-07-27 12:57:03 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-09-22 05:05:14 -0600

aidos gravatar image
rosversion roscpp

worked for me.

rosversion ros


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answered 2016-02-06 10:39:13 -0600

adarsh gravatar image

rosversion -d for indigo

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