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asked 2011-12-14 06:19:42 -0500

rimzahir gravatar image

Hello, I'm trying to install ros on my ubuntu 11.10 and get it work. I followed successfully the tutorial here and I'm attempting to the following one here : According to the second instruction I went to which is in /opt/ros/electric/ and modified it according to the script written in that page. But when I run source, I get the error " /opt/ros/electric/ 2: source: not found " .I tried to change #!/bin/sh by #!/bin/bash in the beginning of the and ran bash /opt/ros/electric/ but I'm still getting the same error

Thank you in advance for your help

Rim Zahir

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It would probably help if you posted your edited file. Perhaps somewhere like .
Murph gravatar image Murph  ( 2011-12-14 06:27:04 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-12-14 06:57:19 -0500

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Hi, According to you are not supposed to edit the file in the "/opt/ros/electric/" path but setup in your ros_workspace folder created by you. The idea behind setting up the workspace is to have the packages fetched by ros automatically. Once you download or create a package in this workspace in the future, the ros commands like roscd, rosmake, rosed etc would be able to lookup in this path. Once you setup the environment/workspace, your


would give the following output


You have to source this path to your ~/.bashrc file so that it gets picked up every time you run the terminal.

Hope this helps, Karthik

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Thank you for answering that quickly. I set the file back as it was (i changed only the first line so it was easy). You said that I have to setup in ros_worspace, does that mean I have to create the with the script provided in the website in ros_workspace?
rimzahir gravatar image rimzahir  ( 2011-12-14 07:23:15 -0500 )edit
yes just follow the tutorial. replace ~/ros_workspace this with your own workspace path in all the places.
karthik gravatar image karthik  ( 2011-12-14 07:50:02 -0500 )edit
Thanks for your help
rimzahir gravatar image rimzahir  ( 2011-12-22 12:25:00 -0500 )edit

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