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errno 13 roscreate

asked 2011-05-31 08:33:13 -0500

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having trouble with the roscreate command. its giving me a permissions errror

roscreate-pkg enclosure_escape rospy std_msgs irobot_create_2_1 Traceback (most recent call last): File "/opt/ros/diamondback/ros/bin/roscreate-pkg", line 35, in <module> roscreate.roscreatepkg.roscreatepkg_main() File "/opt/ros/diamondback/ros/tools/roscreate/src/roscreate/", line 126, in roscreatepkg_main create_package(package, author_name(), depends, uses_roscpp=uses_roscpp, uses_rospy=uses_rospy) File "/opt/ros/diamondback/ros/tools/roscreate/src/roscreate/", line 63, in create_package os.makedirs(p) File "/usr/lib/python2.6/", line 157, in makedirs mkdir(name, mode) OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/opt/ros/diamondback/ros/enclosure_escape

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answered 2011-05-31 08:41:52 -0500

You need root permissions to create files in /opt/ros/diamondback/ros

Instead, you should create them somewhere in your user directory, for example, ~/ros

You will need to set your $ROS_PACKAGE_PATH variable to let ROS know to look into that directory. To do so, edit your /opt/ros/diamondback/ file to include these lines:

export ROS_PACKAGE_PATH=~/ros

export ROS_PACKAGE_PATH=/opt/ros/diamondback/stacks:${ROS_PACKAGE_PATH}

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haha yep i just realized that...THANKS!!!!!
younghistory gravatar image younghistory  ( 2011-05-31 08:43:27 -0500 )edit

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