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missing packages when building ros from source

asked 2011-12-21 23:14:02 -0500

tprk77 gravatar image

updated 2011-12-21 23:14:56 -0500

When I try to install and build ROS electric from source, rosdep complains about not being able to find certain packages. These packages are not in the Ubuntu repositories, so where am I supposed to get them?

One such package is yaml-cpp0.2.6-dev.

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answered 2011-12-22 01:39:14 -0500

tom gravatar image

updated 2011-12-22 03:03:57 -0500

I didn't have this problem, so you probably omitted an installation step or so. ROS repositories provide yaml-cpp0.2.6-dev, so if you cannot install it with

sudo apt-get install yaml-cpp0.2.6-dev

it means that you probably didn't set up your sources.list properly (read here, depending on your Ubuntu version). Remember to set up your keys and update apt-get's lists afterwards:

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update

Now yaml-cpp0.2.6-dev should be there for you.

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This is true. Even when doing ROS completely from source, there are a few other packages outside of ROS that the ROS repositories provide. So even when doing a source install, you have to add the repositories to apt.
mjcarroll gravatar image mjcarroll  ( 2011-12-22 03:30:33 -0500 )edit
Actually I think this should be mentioned in the Wiki, or is it?
tom gravatar image tom  ( 2011-12-22 19:17:11 -0500 )edit
I've added it to the wiki page for source based installation.
tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2012-01-02 05:45:54 -0500 )edit
Thank you for adding this to the wiki.
tprk77 gravatar image tprk77  ( 2012-01-04 05:31:24 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-12-22 01:43:05 -0500

joq gravatar image

On there are i386 and amd64 files for Lucid, Maverick, Natty and Oneiric. What Ubuntu system are you running?

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