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How to set up People so that catkin_create_pkg can get the email address for -m and -a

asked 2014-08-23 13:51:26 -0600

jackcviers gravatar image

When a package is generated using catkin_create_package -m "John Doe" -a "John Doe", the package.xml that is generated contains <author> and <maintainer> tags with @todo.todo email addresses. Is there some config file somewhere that needs to be modified or an environment variable set or some usermod/groupadd step that needs to be run?

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answered 2014-08-23 14:09:43 -0600

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Looking at the package template generator L82 -- No email is passed to the Person object constructor. No attempt is made to look it up on the system anywhere, either. Therefore, no, there is no setup step missing. The @todo.todo portions of the maintainer email and author email addresses must be replaced manually.

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I'm sure the ROS team would welcome a pull request to improve this for your use case.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-08-23 14:20:10 -0600 )edit

I agree. It requires a bit of discussion though:

My first instinct is to provide for a global dot file config similar to what git uses, except for using yaml as the markup language in the config file.

I would store it at $USER_HOME/.ros/config and create a catkin_pkg_config binary to set it up.

jackcviers gravatar image jackcviers  ( 2014-08-23 14:37:05 -0600 )edit

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