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catkin_make install to /opt/groovy|hydro

asked 2014-07-19 05:29:05 -0500

silgon gravatar image

According to the catkin tutorial you can define the prefix when using catkin_make install in the following way:

catkin_make -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt/ros/groovy install

The question is: how to really install in in my system? because after I do that, the package is installed as catkin_make install without any option. So it stays in the same directory. How can I install it in /opt/ros/groovy?

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answered 2014-07-19 10:37:41 -0500

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catkin_make is a fairly thin layer over cmake/make invocations. This means the above command is simply invoking make install on the cmake generated Makefiles. The install prefix is the one for the catkin_make/cmake invocation that generated these make files. If you built your project with catkin_make build ... before and then invoke your command above, cmake will not be rerun to regenerate the files (catkin does not currently keep track of which arguments you passed previously).

In short, the following invocation should probably do the right thing:

catkin_make -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt/ros/groovy install --force-cmake
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Got it. Cmake was taking the cache. Thanks!

silgon gravatar imagesilgon ( 2014-07-19 11:33:50 -0500 )edit

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