ROS Resources: Documentation | Support | Discussion Forum | Index | Service Status | ros @ Robotics Stack Exchange
Ask Your Question

Best way to install from a stand-alone network

asked 2012-02-08 11:27:54 -0600

venabled gravatar image

I've been having issues installing electric on systems that are deployed to a network that does not have any internet access. I've had limited success using rosinstall on a system that does have internet access to checkout the full install, installing rosinstall on the machines behind the network and then coming up with a custom rosinstall file pointing to both the ros and stacks directories.

However this build does not always work. Just wondering if there's an easy way that given I have all the source code, how do I build the ros core system manually? I managed to get the environment variables setup and build rospack, but couldn't proceed from there.

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete


Which Linux distribution are you using?
ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2012-02-08 13:51:43 -0600 )edit

2 Answers

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2012-03-15 12:59:46 -0600

tfoote gravatar image

If you're on Ubuntu and you only need released packages you can pull all the debian packages needed onto a single CD and install them using apt-cdrom. Or if you can transport a computer between the internal and external networks you can setup an apt-mirror as @Mac suggests.

edit flag offensive delete link more

answered 2012-03-14 06:58:37 -0600

Mac gravatar image

Even once you've installed the source, some of the builds pull more code (mongodb, for example, downloads some stuff during the make); that will tend to get in your way.

One idea: download and build everything you need on a machine with internet access (say, to ~/ros), and then just copy it over to the other machines. Because you built first, all the internet-access-requiring things will be sorted out.

The more-general solution involves an apt mirror, if you're on Ubuntu.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Question Tools


Asked: 2012-02-08 11:27:54 -0600

Seen: 271 times

Last updated: Mar 15 '12