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ROS Stack/Package to Deb/Ubuntu package mapping?

asked 2011-08-15 13:37:14 -0500

updated 2014-01-28 17:10:12 -0500

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When rosmake cannot build something because of a missing dependency on some particular package it informs the user of the missing package. If it is a system package, it can produce the apt-get line.

However, if it's a ROS package it's not always clear what deb package that might be part of without doing a bit of research on ros.org

Is there a command line way of determining what deb package must be obtained to get a particular ROS package?

I've tried apropos and apt-cache search without much success. Is there a better/endorsed way to do this? Am I missing something obvious?

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answered 2011-08-15 16:17:54 -0500

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Oops. Thanks.
Asomerville gravatar image Asomerville  ( 2011-08-15 17:36:04 -0500 )edit

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