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Where do I place packages inside my catkin_ws folder?

asked 2015-07-17 18:15:45 -0500

madeye gravatar image


I have a pre-existing package called ORB-SLAM. It has a folder for Data/Thirdparty/cmake_modules/include/src folders so I am assuming that it's a package. I think it was written on the older rosbuild version since it has a manifest.xml file instead of a package.xml file. I am pulling this from github:

I've also just finished creating a catkin workspace with this tutorial:

Where am I supposed put this ORB-SLAM package? Should I put it inside the catkin_ws folder and if so should I put it inside its src or devel folder? A link on how to do this would be super great. Thanks.

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answered 2015-07-17 19:57:36 -0500

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updated 2015-07-18 11:47:39 -0500

You should place your packages under src folder, but you may need to make some changes to successfully build it. Similar to steps 3&4 in this tutorial

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