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How to install robot_upstart?

asked 2015-11-23 09:43:11 -0600

twigs gravatar image

This is a total newbie question but I have absolutely no idea how to install a package from the wiki.

http://wiki.ros.org/robot_upstart

I've tried downloading it from git and running install.py but when I run $rosrun robot_upstart <anything> I get the error package 'robot_upstart' not found. I don't really understand how to use rosinstall or if this is even the right place to use it.

What should I be doing to install a package? Please assume I know nothing :)

Thank you!!

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answered 2015-11-23 12:21:37 -0600

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As you can see on the wiki page you linked, robot_upstart has been released into Hydro, Indigo and Jade (the released badge right under the Package Summary). Assuming you are using an Ubuntu flavour / variant, this means that you can install it using:

sudo apt-get install ros-$distro-robot-upstart

in a terminal (or look for the ros-$distro-robot-upstart package in synaptic or whatever package manager you are using). $distro will be one of hydro, indigo or jade, depending on what you have installed on your machine / robot.

No need to build from source or git clone. In fact, I'd avoid installing anything from source, unless you need to edit packages, it hasn't been released yet or a release with a (critical) bug fix hasn't been released.

Pre-built binaries will be much faster to install, dependency resolution will have already been done for you and you'll get automatic updates.

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Hmmmm, this doesn't seem to find anything... I'll keep trying

sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-robot-upstart or ros-indigo-robot_upstart or ros-indigo-devel-robot-upstart or ros-indigo-devel-robot_upstart

all return unable to locate

twigs gravatar imagetwigs ( 2015-11-23 14:31:14 -0600 )edit

If you are on Indigo, sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-robot-upstart should definitely work.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2015-11-23 14:50:08 -0600 )edit

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