[ros-users] New build farm coming

Dirk Thomas dthomas at osrfoundation.org
Thu Jan 14 16:51:33 UTC 2016

The new build farm [1] will be rolled out soon. On Monday (Jan. 18th) we
will turn off the existing build farm and work on switching to the new
build farm for several hours. Pull requests on the rosdistro repo will be
on hold starting from this Friday evening to ensure that the build farm is
idle on Monday.

In order to benefit from the new options specified in REP 143 [2] the
rosdistro files have been upgraded to the new "format 3". If you have kept
your system up-to-date there should be nothing to do.

But if you run into the following error:

    Unable to handle 'index' format version '3', please update rosdistro"

when running tools like "rosdep" or "bloom" you need to update your system.
A more detailed description as well as the exact steps to update your
system are the same as for the previous transition to REP 141. They can be
found here:

If you run into any issues please comment on the GitHub PR which converted
the rosdistro files 3.


[1] Docker-based build farm: http://wiki.ros.org/buildfarm
[2] REP 143: http://www.ros.org/reps/rep-0143.html
[3] Pull request switching to format 3:
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