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catkin_make missing after groovy upgrade from fuego

asked 2013-11-14 12:27:47 -0500

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I upgraded my Ubuntu precise fuego installation to groovy and it seems that some of the catkin tools are missing. I did this because I was trying to follow a tutorial and got lost trying to figure out the fuego equivalents.

The command that I used was sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-desktop-full

It seems that I only have catkin_create_pkg, catkin_find_pkg, catkin_generate_changelog, catkin_tag_changelog and catkin_test_changelog commands.

I am really not much of a Linux admin so I don't even know how to remove ROS and start over so any help would be appreciated.

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answered 2013-11-14 13:01:06 -0500

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You need run this command on each new terminal (or add it to your ~/.bashrc file):

$ source /opt/ros/groovy/setup.bash

This adds the ROS groovy installation to your local terminal environment and should allow you to use catkin_make as long as you have ros-groovy-catkin installed (it should be installed from ros-groovy-desktop-full).

The reason you can see the other catkin_* functions you listed is because they are provided in a distro agnostic Python package, python-catkin-pkg, which is in your environment regardless of your ROS distro you are using.

P.S. The version of ROS before Groovy was Fuerte. :)

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That worked perfectly. I found the original fuerte setup command in my .bashrc and replaced it with groovy.

flb gravatar image flb  ( 2013-11-14 14:04:00 -0500 )edit

I now have /opt/ros/fuerte and /opt/ros/groovy Can I remove the fuerte tree?

flb gravatar image flb  ( 2013-11-14 14:11:05 -0500 )edit

`sudo apt-get remove ros-fuerte-*` should work I think.

William gravatar image William  ( 2013-11-14 14:13:02 -0500 )edit

Perfect! Thanks! I wish I could add more votes for you.

flb gravatar image flb  ( 2013-11-15 10:36:54 -0500 )edit

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