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Does ros2 dashing support ubuntu 16.04?

asked 2020-03-19 04:10:50 -0500

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I am new to ROS2 and wanted to install it on Ubuntu 16.04. I could find the binaries for ubuntu bionic and windows but there isnt one for Ubunutu xenial. Is there a way to use ROS2 with xenial ? Thank you

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answered 2020-03-19 04:25:17 -0500

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Does ros2 dashing support ubuntu 16.04?


See REP 2000: ROS 2 Target Platform - Platforms by Distribution - Dashing Diademata (May 2019 - May 2021).

You'll only see Ubuntu 18.04 (ie: Bionic) listed there.

Is there a way to use ROS2 with xenial ?

As always, you could try a source build, but seeing as there are hard dependencies on recent Python 3 and C++ versions, setting up the build environment could prove challenging.

Easier may be to use Docker. There are official Docker images available for all (recent) ROS 2 releases. Refer to Announcing Official Docker Images for ROS2 for the announcement (note: it refers to crystal, which is an older ROS 2 release. Current images would be for eloquent and foxy).

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