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I am new to ROS. Could someone tell me how to install the frontier exploration package ?

asked 2015-09-12 16:03:00 -0600

beyescay gravatar image

I assume that I should clone the repository from git. I have don't that. Then what should I do ?

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answered 2015-09-12 18:41:04 -0600

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You need the executable of the package frontier_exploration. You have two options, actually: 1) You can download the executable of the package for Ubuntu OS using the following command

sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-frontier-exploration

assuming that you have Indigo and Ubuntu. 2) You can clone the repository and get the source codes. To generate the executable, you need to compile the source codes, as usual. You should place that package in your workspace and run catkin_make to build the packages in your workspace.

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I've never had anyone explain option 2 before so well. Thanks. I thought compiling and including someone's else's source package on my machine would be more difficult than that. But it makes perfect sense.

Kurt Leucht gravatar image Kurt Leucht  ( 2015-09-14 11:15:12 -0600 )edit

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