Using catkin without ROS
So I like the catkin build system and am interesting in using it outside ROS, and working with people that don't want to install ROS. Is this possible?
I've tried installing catkin with pip but am getting errors like unable to find catkinConfig.cmake. Before I start going down this rabbit hole and try copying just that file, has anyone tried this?
edit: I built from source and when I run
catkin_make after sourcing
/usr/local/setup.sh, I get this:
Base path: workspace Source space: workspace/src Build space: workspace/build Devel space: workspace/devel Install space: workspace/install #### #### Running command: "cmake workspace/src -DCATKIN_DEVEL_PREFIX=workspace/devel -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=workspace/ins\ tall" in "workspace/build" #### CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:59 (message): find_package(catkin) failed. catkin was neither found in the workspace nor in the CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH. One reason may be that no ROS setup.sh was sourced before.
I've tried setting
edit: ok, appears to have been a permissions issue and now
catkin_make is working, but the directories created appear to be incompatible with catkin build now, which fails on its own. Is that command deprecated? It is how I create eclipse projects.