[ros-users] running ROS on FreeBSD

Tully Foote tfoote at willowgarage.com
Wed Mar 10 01:47:24 UTC 2010

Hi Rene,

Thanks for putting in the work to port to FreeBSD.  I looked at your diff.
How close to complete are your patches for rosdep?  The look pretty good.
If they are operational I'd like to look at integrating them into the next

Also, if you are hitting any stumbling points relating to ROS in building
packages for FreeBSD feel free to ask for help.


On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Rene Ladan <rene at freebsd.org> wrote:

> Hi list,
> I'm rather new to ROS. It's being used at work for a few weeks now,
> but that didn't lower my enthusiasm for it.
> Out of curiosity, I started looking if it would be feasible to run ROS
> on FreeBSD. I made some patches against the core ROS code (
> https://code.ros.org/svn/ros/stacks/ros/tags/latest ). Currently it
> can bootstrap itself (including installing packages with pkg_add) up
> to roslib. It encounters some compile errors related to boost there,
> these are most likely due to search paths being different than
> expected.
> The patch [1] is currently work-in-progress. Once I can get it to
> bootstrap and install contributed stacks, I'll look into making ROS
> packages for FreeBSD (the other way around) so that FreeBSD users can
> do something like "pkg_add -r ros-core".
> [1] : ftp://rene-ladan.nl/pub/ros/
> Regards,
> Rene
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Tully Foote
Systems Engineer
Willow Garage, Inc.
tfoote at willowgarage.com
(650) 475-2827
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