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asked 2014-08-18 17:27:03 -0600

pavanchirmade gravatar image

Hello all, I am using ROS Fuerte and I want to get the Novint Falcon working as a joystick in ROS. I found this: . I was able to download the files but I am unable to install them. I have a folder with the src folder and various other folders. How do I actually install this?

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answered 2014-08-19 00:05:30 -0600

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On Fuerte and older versions of ROS, you install packages by adding them to your ROS_PACAKGE_PATH environment variable; either by adding them directly or by adding them to a folder that is already on your ROS_PACKAGE_PATH.

In your case, you should have a rosfalcon directory which contains the source and build files, and you should add the full path to that directory to your ROS_PACKAGE_PATH.

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answered 2014-08-21 12:39:20 -0600

pavanchirmade gravatar image

I used sudo cp to copy the rosfalcon folder to /opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/joystick_drivers/ and now whenever I use roscd rosfalcon it can find the package. However when I run

rosdep install rosfalcon,

I get the following error ERROR: the following packages/stacks could not have their rosdep keys resolved to system dependencies: rosfalcon: Cannot locate rosdep definition for [libnifalcon]

I have installed libnifalcon. Do I still need to install the package? Am I doing something wrong?

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