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Rosdep fails with easy_install

asked 2016-06-21 04:17:12 -0500

updated 2016-06-21 04:19:14 -0500


I have a set of self-defined rosdep rules which have been working nice until now. I need to install a package through easy_install, therefore my rosdep rule is:

       packages: [my_pkg]

But this does not work:

$ rosdep update
$ rosdep resolve python-pkg

I tried different combinations, such adding trusty, etc, but still rosdep is not able to find it.

Any suggestion? Thanks!

Edit: If I use pip for instance it shows the rosdep resolve as expected, but not for easy_install. I am assuming there is support as it is said here

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Not an answer, but I'm not sure whether the rosdep documentation you're linking is still up-to-date. I seem to remember the support for package-specific rosdep rules (as was customary in the rosbuild days) being removed with the migration to catkin, but I could be wrong. Ping @Dirk Thomas?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-06-21 08:42:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-06-22 13:49:22 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

The docs were updated to remove the errant reference to easy_install: you should use the pip key.

easy_install does not have enough introspection to support the rosdep abstraction. (no instrospection) and pip can install all the same packages.

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Thanks for the reply. However, as far as I can tell pip cannot install all the same packages, it cannot install egg files. Example:

Javier V. Gómez gravatar image Javier V. Gómez  ( 2016-06-23 05:19:38 -0500 )edit

Interesting, I didn't realize that. Though it looks like that doesn't have the same generality as pip packages as they're architecture specific.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2016-06-23 19:54:45 -0500 )edit

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