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how to update ROS_PACKAGE_PATH ?

asked 2011-10-22 02:33:45 -0500

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updated 2011-10-22 06:14:01 -0500

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farshid@ubuntu:~$ roscreate-pkg farshid

WARNING: current working directory is not on ROS_PACKAGE_PATH!
Please update your ROS_PACKAGE_PATH environment variable.

how update ROS_PACKAGE_PATH ?

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answered 2011-10-22 02:56:19 -0500

This is described in the tutorial Installing and Configuring Your ROS Environment.

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if after configuring your environment, still the ros commands like (ros_make) doesn't work than go to .bashrc file & remove all the duplicate lines at the bottom. than follow the instruction mentioned by Dan Lazewatsky.

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answered 2011-10-22 11:23:48 -0500

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Use this syntax on the command line:

export ROS_PACKAGE_PATH=~/ros_workspace:/opt/ros/electric/stacks

Replace "~/ros_workspace:/opt/ros/electric/stacks" with the desired package path.

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answered 2011-10-24 03:06:08 -0500

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I prefer just edit ~/.bashrc file to set ROS_PACKAGE_PATH. After edit that file,remember to restart terminal or create new one.

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answered 2013-10-10 23:51:58 -0500


rosws set ~/fuerte_workspace/package_name

where in your case package_name is farshid. To know what's your fuerte_workspace use:


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