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install turtlesim

asked 2013-12-13 00:14:46 -0500

Ruslan gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:18:49 -0500

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I install groovy on ArchLinux (ARM7) on Odroid-X. And I haven't (for example) turlesim (and more packages). How to install the packages?

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answered 2014-01-14 03:10:07 -0500

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updated 2014-01-14 03:29:19 -0500

You should install yaourt (or packer). Then, you would simply have to type (for instance):

yaourt --noconfirm ros-groovy-turtlesim

Not all the packages are available in AUR (this is a lengthy process and there are few maintainers), but the most important ones are. You can see the list of available Groovy packages here.

As @Ruslan pointed out, all the instructions are available here. By using AUR packages, you will be sure that no conflict happens when installing packages, and dependencies will be automatically checked/installed. This is not necessarily the case if you are installing from source on your own. Also, when installing from source, you will probably end up with Python2/Python3 conflicts that are automatically fixed in AUR packages.

If you encounter a problem with one of the packages, leave a message on the adequate AUR package page and/or contact the maintainer.

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answered 2013-12-13 20:12:24 -0500

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You should build all necessary packages from source. In the case of turtle sim first download it to ./src folder of your workspace i.e. ~/ros_ws/ then build it. To summarise the procedure

cd ./src    
git clone <a href=""></a>
cd ..


catkin_make_isolated --install --install-space /opt/ros/groovy

the last line will install packages to the folder where the rest of the packages are installed.

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After this instruction I have not catkin_make. How to install catkin_make? Inconvenient system!

Ruslan gravatar image Ruslan  ( 2013-12-18 02:09:15 -0500 )edit

Did you have any errors during building process ?

Artem gravatar image Artem  ( 2013-12-18 03:06:58 -0500 )edit

No. I haven't. After this instructions I have very few packages.

Ruslan gravatar image Ruslan  ( 2013-12-18 03:10:06 -0500 )edit

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