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answered 2018-01-02 09:18:44 -0500

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You can (assuming sudo privileges), but it's not a good idea. Future updates to the packages in /opt/ros/indigo as likely to break things, because the dpkg database does not include your added files and will not know how to handle them correctly.

There are excellent tools for creating your own binary packages, which do no suffer from these problems:

  • http://wiki.ros.org/bloom
  • http://wiki.ros.org/bloom/Tutorials/FirstTimeRelease