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Is it possible to use packages dedicated to other ROS distribution?

asked 2014-11-16 18:29:14 -0600

green96 gravatar image

Hi, actually I am working with tum_simulator and ardrone_autonomy. I find some interesting materials and tutorials like:

but packages which are used in this links are a little bit old and are dedicated from older distributions. Is it possible to use packages dedicated to other ROS distribution? or is there any simple tutorial how to transfer package to catkin standard and use it with Indigo?

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answered 2014-11-16 19:20:19 -0600

Tom Moore gravatar image

updated 2014-11-16 20:36:34 -0600

I believe ardrone_autonomy has already been converted to a catkin package, and has been released for ROS Indigo. Just enter sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-ardrone-autonomy into a terminal. Failing that, grab the indigo-devel branch from the Git repository.

As for tum_simulator, it looks like @Gary Servin submitted a pull request to get that updated to catkin and Indigo as well.

EDIT: for future reference, see this tutorial on migrating from rosbuild to catkin.

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Thank you for your response. Actually I am using ardrone_autonomy and tum_simulator ported to Indigo. I was wandering if this tutorials can be used with ardrone but I guess that without changing to catkin - not.

green96 gravatar image green96  ( 2014-11-17 15:36:47 -0600 )edit

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