Fedora 16 / Electric: Installation / Path Question
I am new to ROS. I just installed ROS (Desktop full) on a 64-bit Fedora 16 system using the instructions at http://www.ros.org/wiki/electric/Installation/Fedora . I did an su to root, then installed to /ros so it would be available to all users. I had two minor problems (and possible solutions):
1) During installation it could not find Python SVN support, so it said to install python-svn. At least in Fedora 16 the package does not exist under that name; it is called pysvn. I installed that, then ROS installed without errors, as far as I could see.
2) I followed the instructions and modified my .bashrc file and that looks OK. Then I continued to the ROS Tutorials pages: http://www.ros.org/wiki/ROS/Tutorials/InstallingandConfiguringROSEnvironment . My ROS_ROOT was /ros/ros . I created a ros_workspace directory under my home directory. Then I went to add my workspace to ROS_PACKAGE_PATH, which already had about two dozen directories in it (they looked OK). The instructions said to add my workspace and /opt/ros/electric/stacks to ROS_PACKAGE_PATH. Of course /opt/ros did not exist, so I figured I would just use something like /ros/ros/electric/stacks . I used the "find" command and there is no directory electric or directory stacks anywhere under /ros . I tried just leaving that directory out of the path. But then I continued to the next page of the tutorial: http://www.ros.org/wiki/ROS/Tutorials/NavigatingTheFilesystem . and typed rospack find roscpp and it could not find that. So I used find to find roscpp and it was at /ros/ros_comm/clients/cpp/roscpp . So I added just /ros to my ROS_PACKAGE_PATH and now rospack can find roscpp.
So anyway I think I have my installation working. Does anyone know if this is the best way? And how do we get the instructions changed? Thanks.