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rosinstall alternative

asked 2012-02-01 20:25:23 -0500

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updated 2012-02-02 16:02:20 -0500

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Hi, Is there an alternative to rosinstall?

prince

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I am sitting behind a proxy in my office. Some of the packages like topological_navigation, deb is not available in diamondback. As per steps mentioned in wiki for this package, rosinstall is required. For installing rosinstall, easy-install look for some pkgs. which it is not able to fetch probably because of proxy. I am looking for wayaround of rosinstall. What all it download. If needed I can do manual fetch and compiles.

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answered 2012-02-02 16:01:50 -0500

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updated 2012-02-02 16:03:42 -0500

rosinstall just goes out and does an svn, git, hg, or bzr checkout of a bunch of source files for you. You can do it all manually if you want.

However as you clarified your issue is just traversing a proxy, I would simply recommend that you fetch the tarball and install it locally instead of using easy_install or pip.

You can get rosinstall from here and you'll also need vcstools available here

Note: you many have trouble with the checkouts too if you're having trouble getting easy_install to work.

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i copied the souce from other machine, proxy was set using http_proxy=http://username:password@proxyIP:port, it finally got compiled without any failure.
prince gravatar image prince  ( 2012-02-03 15:36:14 -0500 )edit
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answered 2012-02-01 20:59:53 -0500

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You can install from debian packages and not use rosinstall to create overlays. You can also just install everything by hand and manage your ros environment variables by hand. Rosinstall is just a helper script that makes keeping repositories up-to-date and managing the ROS_PACKAGE_PATH more convenient.

To give a better answer, it would be good to know what exactly you are looking for, i.e. which features you need? Why do you need an alternative?

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answered 2012-02-01 22:37:01 -0500

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I am sitting behind a proxy in my office. Some of the packages like topological_navigation, deb is not available in diamondback. As per steps mentioned in wiki for this package, rosinstall is required. For installing rosinstall, easy-install look for some pkgs. which it is not able to fetch probably because of proxy. I am looking for wayaround of rosinstall. What all it download. If needed I can do manual fetch and compiles.

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Please don't use the answer box for posting more information. You can edit your question above like I have done.
tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2012-02-02 16:02:47 -0500 )edit

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