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How to install ROS indigo on Ubuntu 18.04

asked 2021-06-16 13:34:46 -0500

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updated 2021-06-17 10:03:46 -0500

Is it possible to run ROS indigo on Ubuntu v18.04? If so, where can I find instructions on how to do it?

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Solrac3589 gravatar image Solrac3589  ( 2021-06-17 09:41:38 -0500 )edit

@deepsphere: could you clarify why you ask how to install Indigo on 18.04?

It's not a really good idea in any case, but perhaps if you could clarify why you're looking to do that, we can suggest alternative strategies.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2021-06-17 10:31:42 -0500 )edit

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answered 2021-06-17 10:02:00 -0500

Don't. You might be able to get it to work if you install from source, but you'll most likely run into issues. This is because ROS distros target a specific Ubuntu version (or sometimes 2 versions). If you use a different Ubuntu version, most dependencies will have different versions as well and this will most likely lead to annoying issues.

For Ubuntu 18.04, you're better off running ROS Melodic.

If you still want to use ROS Indigo, install & run it inside a Ubuntu 14.04 Docker container on your Ubuntu 18.04 machine.

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