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How do you install stacks and packages in diamondback?

asked 2011-08-31 15:39:44 -0500

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I have diamondback installed on Ubuntu 10.10.

How do I go about installing other stacks (for instance, the rosjava_core, camera_umd (or more specifically, I'd like the uvc_cam2 package so I can do streaming webcam video), etc.

Everything I find online shows how to do it with cturtle and those instructions don't work (usually something about rosinstall, which doesn't seem to exist in diamondback), and trying things like "sudo apt-get install ros-diamondback-rosjava (or -rosjava_core or -rosjava-core)" all come back with "Unable to locate package: _______"

Getting very frustrated here! Help!

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answered 2011-08-31 16:18:39 -0500

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See the rosinstall Installation page for how to install rosinstall. Note that rosinstall does not come in Diamondback, it is available separately.

After you have rosinstall installed, you should be able to follow any package/stack installation instructions that use rosinstall.

To note, many packages and stacks are not released as .debs, which is the reason you are unable to do sudo apt-get install ros-diamondback-.... If you get that "Unable to locate package:..." error when attempting to install a stack, that's the most likely reason for it.

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answered 2011-08-31 20:15:23 -0500

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For the uvc_cam2 sudo apt-get install ros-diamondback-freiburg-tools should work.

In general, when you find the wiki page for a page, look what stack it is in and install ros-diamondback(or other release)-STACKNAME. If that package doesn't exist there are probably no binaries.

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answered 2011-08-31 20:18:14 -0500

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