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source catkin_ws/src/setup.bash after each reboot ?

asked 2014-01-16 23:36:35 -0600

Matt_Matt gravatar image

updated 2014-01-17 02:34:59 -0600

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Hi, I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with ROS-groovy.

I followed the tutorial "InstallingandConfiguringROSEnvironment" on how to create a catkin workspace.

When I reboot my laptop I've to

source devel/setup.bash

to find packages in catkin_ws/src with the command

rospack find <package_name>

Clearly I'm doing something wrong or I'm misinformed.

I appreciate your help, Matt

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I tried your solution and it worked. Thank you!

Matt_Matt gravatar imageMatt_Matt ( 2014-01-17 02:33:09 -0600 )edit
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If Kamiccolo's answer was correct could you please "accept" it?

Tim Sweet gravatar imageTim Sweet ( 2014-01-17 11:28:27 -0600 )edit

Sorry, I oversaw the "mark this answer as correct button" so I just voted it up. Now i fixed it.

Matt_Matt gravatar imageMatt_Matt ( 2014-01-18 01:43:30 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-01-17 00:48:22 -0600

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updated 2014-01-17 04:10:33 -0600

Could You be more specific on the system You're running, please?

In general case, after adding source path_to_your/catkin_ws/devel/setup.bash to ~/.bashrc it should work automagically on each start-up or new terminal run. More on this topic: step 8

Another solution would be adding an alias for mentioned source call. Something like:

alias robot1_ws="source path_to_your/catkin_ws/devel/setup.bash"
alias robot2_ws="source path_to_your/catkin_ws2/devel/setup.bash"
alias robot3_ws="source path_to_your/catkin_ws3/devel/setup.bash"

in Your ~/.bash_aliases file. To source one of those workspaces You'd have only to type robot1_ws, robot2_ws or robot3_ws in the terminal.

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