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Source Installation after a Debian Installation

asked 2016-12-30 01:35:19 -0600

Rayner gravatar image

Hi,

I am referring to the Turtlebot installation process on http://wiki.ros.org/turtlebot/Tutoria...

I did a Debian installation for the Turtlebot but realized that I should have done a Source installation instead. If I were to do a source installation now, will it create any errors during the overwrite process?

Thanks!

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Just curious: can you tell us why you feel you "should have done a Source installation instead"?

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2016-12-30 03:06:04 -0600 )edit

Source installation allows me to access and edit the codes whereas for a debian installation, it isn't so straightforward to access the codes right? (Do correct me if I am wrong, I'm pretty new to ROS).

Thanks!

Rayner gravatar imageRayner ( 2016-12-30 03:28:44 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-12-30 03:33:17 -0600

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Source installation allows me to access and edit the codes whereas for a debian installation, it isn't so straightforward to access the codes right?

You can create a Catkin workspace in which you place just the packages you want the sources for / edit. Those will overlay the binary packages, so if something isn't present in your workspace, the binary will be used. No need to redo your installation.

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