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nested metapackages

asked 2016-01-12 08:26:23 -0600

Federico gravatar image

updated 2016-01-12 08:26:48 -0600

Hi All,

I know that packages can be nested using metapackages so that a metapackage can contain multiple packages. Is it possible to nest metapackages (metapackages within a metapackage).


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Are you referring to 'logical nesting' (ie: making one metapkg depend on another) or to actually placing the files & directories of a metapkg (and other pkgs) inside another metapkg directory)?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-01-12 14:26:23 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-01-12 09:03:03 -0600

allenh1 gravatar image

I mean, sure. But I don't exactly understand why this is desirable. The idea of a metapackage is simply to make ROS distribution easier.

One such metapackage within a metapackage is ros-desktop-full: this has a LOT of packages within it, including many metapackages. It's function is to simply lower the work load for installation.

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