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build rqt from source?

asked 2014-10-16 05:02:37 -0600

steve gravatar image

How do I build rqt from source on ubuntu/indigo? Instructions on using a catkin workspace on the ros wiki page are incomplete. I'm looking for just a few instructions like mkdir build/cd build/cmake ../make etc (those that exact sequence doesn't work here).



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answered 2014-10-16 09:34:41 -0600

updated 2014-10-16 09:35:28 -0600

Building rqt or rqt_common_plugins from source should not be any different from any other ROS package. The general idea would be to obtain copies of the package source code, put them in a workspace, install any system dependencies, and then run catkin_make. Here is a set of commands that I believe would do what you want

1 $  cd 
2 $  mkdir -p ~/rqt_ws/src
3 $  cd rqt_ws/src
4 $  source /opt/ros/indigo/setup.bash
5 $  catkin_init_workspace
6 $  cd ..
7 $  catkin_make
8 $  source devel/setup.bash
9 $  cd src/
10 $  git clone
11 $  git clone
12 $  rosdep update
13 $  rosdep install --from-paths ./ --ignore-src --rosdistro indigo -y --simulate
14 $  rosdep install --from-paths ./ --ignore-src --rosdistro indigo -y
15 $  cd ..
16 $  catkin_make

In the above, the first 8 lines are just creating a new workspace. Lines 9-11 are getting copies of the two packages. Lines 12-14 are installing any missing dependencies, and lines 15-16 are building the new workspace.

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answered 2014-10-16 06:08:07 -0600

BennyRe gravatar image

Follow the Beginner Tutorials and all your questions will be answered.

BTW: Please delete your duplicate question.

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