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Due to a bug in Eigen/GCC 4.7 - is ROS available on Saucy?

asked 2013-10-17 05:05:06 -0500

Hendrik Wiese gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:18:15 -0500

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Due to the cause of this bug: https://github.com/ros-planning/moveit_setup_assistant/issues/60 ... I'd like to know how difficult it will probably be to install ROS on a Saucy system. Or, if it's not yet recommended to walk this way, what kind of problems might arise from upgrading my 32bit Raring to 32bit Saucy with ROS still installed.

Has anybody tried installing the ROS packages from Raring on a Ubuntu Saucy? Is it compatible?

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An alternative to upgrading Ubuntu would be to get the bugfix of Eigen backported to the current release, opposed to completely upgrading Eigen.

AHornung gravatar image AHornung  ( 2013-10-17 06:06:03 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-17 06:03:29 -0500

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See the answers to this question and the target platforms for ROS Hydro: http://ros.org/reps/rep-0003.html#hydro-medusa-apr-2013

It seems like there will be no binary ROS release for 13.10, which means you might have to install everything from source. Is a re-installation of 13.04 64-bit or the 12.04 LTS an alternative?

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I've seen that question already and was just wondering if the Raring binaries might work on Saucy too. I'm preparing to reinstall 64bit. Currently making a backup of my whole harddisk. I fear that I'm gonna have to walk through my graphics driver issues all over again after installing 64bit...

Hendrik Wiese gravatar image Hendrik Wiese  ( 2013-10-17 06:14:35 -0500 )edit

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