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how to install rosserial package

asked 2014-02-04 08:21:08 -0500

yading gravatar image

updated 2014-04-20 14:09:47 -0500

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I installed ros hydro full desk top version. I have been trying to install the rosserial package, rosserial_xbee in particular, but failed. The error prompted in the terminal reads" unable to locate the package"? Does any have suggestions? Thanks!

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What is the exact command that you're trying to run?

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-02-04 08:23:31 -0500 )edit

Hi Ahendrix. The command I run was "sudo apt-get install rosserial_xbee".

yading gravatar image yading  ( 2014-02-05 09:32:49 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-02-04 10:38:17 -0500

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rosserial is not included in any desktop variant. You need to install it in addition to the default system, and the recommended way is to install one of the supported platforms (at this time that includes arduino and embedded_linux):

 sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-rosserial-arduino

In addition, the xbee package is not included with any of these, so:

sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-rosserial-xbee
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Thank you Fergs! I run the two commands above and the problem was solved.

yading gravatar image yading  ( 2014-02-05 09:35:09 -0500 )edit

Great! If you click on the checkmark next to my answer it will mark this as answered.

fergs gravatar image fergs  ( 2014-02-05 09:40:08 -0500 )edit

answered 2020-12-08 03:45:17 -0500

raushan gravatar image

more general command would be

 sudo apt-get install ros-$ROS_DISTRO-rosserial-arduino
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