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How to replace binary package with catkin package ?

asked 2015-11-10 04:40:43 -0500

assil gravatar image

Hi all,

I'd like to reinstall the same package with catkin. The package is already installed using sudo apt-get install.

Can someone tell me how can I replace the existing package with catkin.

I'm using ROS Hydro, and the package that I'd to replace is rosserial.

Thanks in advance.


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Do you really want to install that system-wide for all users or do you just want to overlay the catkin package, so this is used in your workspace instead of the apt-get system package.

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2015-11-10 05:08:27 -0500 )edit

I want to remove the old version of rosserial and install newer one using catkin ..

assil gravatar image assil  ( 2015-11-10 06:23:44 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-11-10 06:52:44 -0500

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You can give catkin_make an install prefix in the usual cmake way, i.e., catkin_make -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt/ros/hydro.

Note that this will be overwritten as soon as you use a system install via apt-get.

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