Recently I tried bonnetal and accidentally changed my system python by
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/python python /usr/bin/python2.7 1
In fact, we could use
sudo update-alternatives --config python to select python versions. The default one for ubuntu 1604 is python 2.7, which is also used by ROS. Only when we enter conda, the python version changes to python 3.6.
Also note that in
~\.bashrc, we need the path in following order
# for ros source /opt/ros/kinetic/setup.bash #this should be after ros export PATH="$PATH:/home/erl/anaconda3/bin"