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How to remove ros-groovy-simulator-gazebo without removing all of ROS?

asked 2014-02-25 02:30:02 -0500

SimonHarst gravatar image

I'm completely new to gazebo and find it difficult to understand which version I should be using in combination with ROS groovy.

Here it sounds like I should stick to the ROS package ros-groovy-simulator-gazebo, but this link gives clear instructions on how to use standalone gazebo 1.9 with ROS groovy. So for the moment I expect that I should be able to use version 1.9. Is this correct?

However, when trying to install gazebo_ros as described here, it says I should remove the old version of gazebo as per

sudo apt-get remove ros-groovy-simulator-gazebo

but apt-get tells me it's going to uninstall all of ROS if I continue:

The following packages will be REMOVED:
 ros-groovy-desktop-full ros-groovy-erratic-robot ros-groovy-pr2-simulator ros-groovy-simulator-gazebo

Can somebody plaese point me in the right direction which version of gazebo I should install and how exactly I should go about it?

I'm aware of the same question being asked here, but the accepted answer isn't actually an answer to the problem.

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answered 2014-02-26 13:08:43 -0500

SL Remy gravatar image

Desktop-full includes simulator-gazebo, so removing simulator-gazebo does trigger the removal of all of those packages. If you first do something like:

sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-desktop

And then remove gazebo, you should be able to continue with the instructions.

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Thank you very much, that worked indeed. For the record, a lot of other packages were marked as obsolete, too, like e.g. ros-groovy-rqt-rviz and were therefore uninstalled. After removal of these packages and install of ros-groovy-desktop everything works fine, though. The rest of the gazebo 1.9 and gazebo-ros installation worked like a charm. Thanks again!

SimonHarst gravatar imageSimonHarst ( 2014-02-27 01:15:01 -0500 )edit
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