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ROS on Arch Linux


does anyone has any success running any ros2 release under Arch Linux as of now? All AUR packages seem to be broken in one way or another and the doc for “building from source” doesn’t apparently build anything from source, but also relies on what is in the package manager.

Could you suggest some other options apart from installing Ubuntu? Can docker help here?


You can try using the ros2-arch-deps package to get the basic dependencies, install the colcon package through pip (pip3 install -U colcon-common-extensions) and then follow the instructions to get the code and compile. Skip the “Install dependencies using rosdep” step since those are provided by the ros2-arch-deps package. I have been able to successfully compile the current release using these steps.

Works like a charm! Thank you, Kartik.