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Installing ROSLisp and Emacs

asked 2016-08-05 08:01:21 -0500

toddcpierce gravatar image

Hi Crew,

I just installed Kinetic desktop (not the full, just the recommended installation) so basically I am at zero. Where I would really like to head with this is to have the whole emacs development environment (slime, etc) but none of the online installation instructions work. How do I install this?

How would I even run emacs?

I would also like to have prolog available but I am not sure how to install or run that either.

Any suggestions on how to proceed are appreciated.


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answered 2016-08-05 09:49:50 -0500

toddcpierce gravatar image

Actually, I somehow managed to get rosemacs installed. I´ll figure out whether the integrity of the environment is there at some point. So on to KnowRob, I tried starting the installation and I keep running into this same error:

todd@ubuntu:~/ros_catkin_ws/src$ wstool merge ERROR in config: Command requires a target workspace.

Why do I always get this error when using the wstool?


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The thing with the wstool is a known error. It is solved by one shell command. I would tell you what the command is but if you google yourself you'll remember it better :)

gaya gravatar image gaya  ( 2016-08-05 10:36:27 -0500 )edit

Hmm, actually, I just googleid it myself and that didn't help. Anyway, try wstool init in the src directory of your catkin workspace.

gaya gravatar image gaya  ( 2016-08-05 10:38:45 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-08-05 08:38:28 -0500

gaya gravatar image


the rosemacs package is set for release in Kinetic, it's currently available at the shadow repositories of OSRF. You would have to wait for the next sync and one can never know when the OSRF crew will initiate that. There hasn't been a sync for a long while, so I guess it will happen very soon. Then you will be able to install it with apt-get.

roslisp should already be there, it comes with ROS installation per default.

To install ROSProlog follow the usual installation instructions of KnowRob, to install SWI Prolog compiler you can simply use sudo apt-get install swi-prolog.


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