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How I manage multiple ros distributions (groovy , electric , fuerte )

asked 2013-03-14 18:52:51 -0500

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I want to use different ros disributions(groovy / fuerte / electric) for different projects.

I have these doubts

1 - Is there any problem when I install multiple distbutions 2 - How can build and manage different distro for different projects 3 - How can I make different workspaces

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answered 2013-03-14 19:38:10 -0500

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You can have different distributions installed and make them work.

It depends on the setup.bash which your .bashrc calls

In the link below, in section 1.5 Environment setup, you can find instructions on how you can have multiple distributions ans set them up for use.

Basically whenever a new terminal pops up, .basrc file is called. So if you source the setup of electric or fuerte in .bashrc file, the corresponding distribution is used.

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Thank you .. I new to ros... what change I need to make in .bashrc file ...Is it anything need to add or remove?

unais gravatar image unais  ( 2013-03-14 19:40:33 -0500 )edit

To open the .bashrc file, type sudo gedit .bashrc then add the following line at the end source /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash . Remember to close the terminal and open new one so that the .bashrc file is called. This will setup the termina to fuerte distribution

sai gravatar image sai  ( 2013-03-14 19:44:44 -0500 )edit

I already have source /opt/ros/groovy/setup.bash... Is this cause any problem ?

unais gravatar image unais  ( 2013-03-14 19:50:42 -0500 )edit

i am not sure, but if want to use fuerte, better thing would be to comment the groovy and add fuerte

sai gravatar image sai  ( 2013-03-14 19:52:04 -0500 )edit

ok .. Thank you

unais gravatar image unais  ( 2013-03-14 19:52:46 -0500 )edit

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