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Can more than one version of Gazebo be installed on the same system ?

asked 2017-04-16 01:59:19 -0600

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I've installed drcsim so the version of gazebo that has been installed through that path is 4.1 but I wish to have a newer version in addition, I wanted to know whether it's possible ! I'm using Gazebo on ubuntu 14.04

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answered 2017-04-23 23:50:11 -0600

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Yes, you can. When you have installed several versions of Gazebo, you could find them out in /usr/share/gazebo,/usr/share/gazebo5 or /usr/share/gazebo7 depending on what versions you have installed. The first one always exists and you can find a file in it which indicates the path to your Gazebo model resources, server address and etc. So if you have installed more than one versions, you may have to be careful about this paths.

Another thing that you need to concern is that when you run ls -alF /usr/bin/gazebo it should output which gazebo are you using. For example, in my computer, the output is

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Mar 22 01:55 gazebo -> gazebo-7.6.0*

which means I am using gazebo 7. If you want to use different version rather than this, you should directly point to the executable in /usr/bin or you could link /usr/bin/gazebo to another version.

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answered 2017-04-18 07:42:22 -0600

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You should try docker. With docker, it is easy to maintain different version gazebos in same operating system.

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