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RFC addressing side-by-side install of catkin_pkg for Python 2 and 3

While there are Python 2 and Python 3 Debian packages if catkin_pkg they are not side-by-side installable which has been a long standing issue. If you have every tried to use e.g. python3-ros-buildfarm you have noticed that it basically collides with the core ROS Debian packages like ros-<distro>-catkin.

We will finally tackle this issue and have considered a couple of different approaches. Please see the ticket for more details about the requirements, rational, and approaches. Any feedback is highly welcome. Please comment on the ticket directly.


  • Dirk