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debian source packages for python-rospkg, python-rosdep, etc

asked 2014-07-26 07:57:02 -0500

AndrewStraw gravatar image

For most ROS .deb packages (e.g. for ros-hydro-ros), one can get the source by adding a "deb-src" line into the /etc/apt/sources.list with the same repository as the "deb" line. Then, one can download the source package files with something like:

apt-get source ros-hydro-ros

This will download the .orig.tar.gz, .dsc, and .debian.tar.gz file. So far so good. (And a great improvement from earlier versions of ROS.)

However, there are some packages for which the source cannot be downloaded this way. Where should I look for the source to packages such as python-rospkg, python-rosdep, python-vcstools, python-catkin-pkg, ps-engine and so on?

Also, I think it would be great if these were included in the same source repository as the rest of the packages.

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answered 2014-07-26 14:22:32 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

The toolchain for building them is available at: If you take a look at the upload logic I expect that they could be extended to push the sourcedebs as well as the binary debs to the repo.

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Thanks. I've just added functionality that should make it easier to upload source . Once I make a new release of stdeb, I'll send a pull request on github.

AndrewStraw gravatar image AndrewStraw  ( 2014-07-27 18:18:43 -0500 )edit

Sounds good. We'll be looking for it. It looks like you've been busy there, with the changes I see our process should get easier.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2014-07-28 20:00:33 -0500 )edit
AndrewStraw gravatar image AndrewStraw  ( 2014-08-10 12:30:09 -0500 )edit

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