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Installing a package from source in ros jade

asked 2016-10-15 06:14:37 -0600

ZainMehdi gravatar image

Hi, I am following a tutorial that teaches how to build a real time joint controller in Ros. for that i need pr2-mechanism package which is not available as debian for jade. it says I have to install it from source. Now I am in a fix how to do that. i have downloaded the files from repository and don't know what to do next. Any help would be appreciated.


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This has been asked many times before. Please use the built-in search, or google. Installing package from source in Indigo seems like it's relevant fi.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-10-15 06:23:30 -0600 )edit

Yes I already tried the link you pointed but it results in error anyhow I am looking up for that .. thnx

ZainMehdi gravatar image ZainMehdi  ( 2016-10-15 06:43:50 -0600 )edit

It's always helpful if you include as much relevant information in your question. That includes whatever you've already tried, tutorials you're following (with link), etc. If you are getting an error message, please include that as well.

Please edit your original question with that information.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-10-16 06:19:50 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-10-16 06:43:36 -0600

ZainMehdi gravatar image

I figured it out. Basically I was following PR2 tutorials to create a realtime joint controllers. Since debian package is not available for ROS jade for pr2 mechanism and simulator it was mentioned to manually install them from source. What I did was update using rosdep and check what dependencies are missing using following command

rosdep check --from-paths . --ignore-src --rosdistro jade

It gave me list of missing dependencies which I installed using apt and the issue resolved. Package compiled without any errors and its working now. @gvdhoorn thnx alot for your suggestions .

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