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What is the correct way to install ROS pakages??

asked 2016-06-10 05:16:27 -0600

Anshul Paigwar gravatar image

For installing packages made by others, I download their repositories from github as zip. Then I extract them to catkin_ws/src folder. Then I use catkin make to build the package. Generally, all the packages work fine by this method but is this correct method to install all kind of packages??

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answered 2016-06-10 06:27:21 -0600

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updated 2016-06-10 06:32:52 -0600

Yes it is, catkin_make is the way to build your workspace within ROS, you can also compile one or multiple packages:

$ catkin_make --pkg "my_package_name"


$ catkin_make --pkg "package 1" "package 2"

And you can compile your package manually:

Check this link for more


From dornhege remark:

$ cd catkin_ws/src/
$ git clone "Put the link here"
$ cd ..
$ catkin_make
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answered 2016-06-10 06:16:22 -0600

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You can just clone them into the catkin_ws/src folder.

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