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Creating & deploying a binary package [closed]

asked 2014-03-30 06:30:32 -0500

svepe gravatar image

updated 2014-03-30 06:31:05 -0500

I managed to install ROS Groovy on a Nao using robotpkg. It is not possible to compile anything on the robot, so I use a virtual machine to create and compile my own catkin packages. So far, I used to just copy the resulting binary from the virtual machine to the robot. Now I have defined some messages and services, so I would like to deploy the whole package on the robot. What is the easiest way to deploy a package without building it i.e. I need a way to deploy a binary package within the ROS infrastructure so that tools running on the robot like rosservice call can call my custom services. Essentially, I my question boils down to how can I create a binary package such as the ones provided by robotpkg?

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Closed for the following reason question is off-topic or not relevant. Please see for more details. by tfoote
close date 2014-10-22 19:12:11.663552


If you would like to know how to make robotpkg packages I suggest asking on their forums.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2014-10-22 19:12:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-09-08 16:47:03 -0500

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Hi, I am also facing the same issue. I am trying to create package binaries for ROS Indigo using catkin package. So far I have deduced just copying the binaries or even all the environment scripts is not enough. All the environment scripts gets the hardcoded setting at the time of build. Which are required at the time of running. So currently I am trying to figure out which environment settings are required for running a ROS package and setting them manually at the target machine.

I couldn't find any good documentation about how catkin creates these environment links.

If someone has better idea or found necessary documentation please let me know.

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