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source your enironment - meaning , and version compatibility

asked 2015-12-02 06:30:53 -0500

shai2go gravatar image

hello and thanks in advace, i read the tutorials for ros, and everything works, but i've got two questions. 1.what is the actual meaning of "source your enviornment"? 2.i find this page in the tutorial that is written for groovy distro, is it perfectly compatible for indigo with the change of groovy to indigo any place its written? here is the adress: wiki.rog.prg/catkin/tutorials/workspace_overlaying



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answered 2015-12-02 07:08:37 -0500

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  1. It basically means to setup your environment variables. This is usually done by sourcing a file that is provided by ROS/catkin or other tools.

  2. Workspace overlaying should work the same in all catkin systems, i.e., groovy and indigo.

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thanks! so if i understand correctly, it just created shortcuts for my linux environment that will help me refer the stuff that i build?

shai2go gravatar image shai2go  ( 2015-12-02 07:41:08 -0500 )edit

basically yes

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2015-12-02 07:59:32 -0500 )edit

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