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Recover from wstool init failure

asked 2014-01-07 09:02:30 -0600

jkolb gravatar image

updated 2014-01-24 09:10:03 -0600

ahendrix gravatar image

I'm following the Installation/Source and ran the following command:

wstool init -j8 src hydro-desktop-wet.rosinstall

turtlesim failed to downloads so I stopped the command when running it again:

wstool init -j8 src hydro-desktop-full-wet.rosinstall

I get the following:

Error: There already is a workspace config file .rosinstall at "src". Use wstool install/modify.

How do I proceed? I want to be able to run the command again, have it download what's missing (hopefully just turtlesim) and continue on. This should be documented on the wiki.

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answered 2014-01-24 08:51:57 -0600

yenn gravatar image

Same happened to me, run:

wstool update -j 4 -t src

and it will continue downloading. Hope it works!

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I've seen this asked frequently enough that I added your solution to the source install wiki page: http://wiki.ros.org/hydro/Installation/Source

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2014-01-24 09:10:32 -0600 )edit

Thanks! Can you also add a section on keeping a source install up to date?

jkolb gravatar imagejkolb ( 2014-01-24 09:28:57 -0600 )edit

Unfortunately, I don't have enough experience with source installations to write that documentation. @dirk-thomas @William or @KruseT are probably better candidates for that.

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2014-01-24 09:47:23 -0600 )edit

@ahendrix it is covered here: http://answers.ros.org/question/109656/maintaining-a-ros-source-install-add-packages-update-release/?answer=110961#post-id-110961@jkolb You commented on the answer above, and declined to fill out a wiki page. I would do it but we are in the middle of a rather big update to the ROS infrastructure. For now I don't have time to do it.

William gravatar imageWilliam ( 2014-01-24 10:11:03 -0600 )edit

Ok; I will update the wiki based on those instructions.

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2014-01-24 11:38:00 -0600 )edit

Wiki updated.

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2014-01-24 11:49:47 -0600 )edit

@ahendrix thanks

William gravatar imageWilliam ( 2014-01-24 11:58:31 -0600 )edit

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