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asked 2016-12-31 03:53:13 -0600

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updated 2022-02-13 17:05:55 -0600

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I was trying to learn ros3djs web interfacing. In the tutorial ( ), it was written to install the following packages: interactive_marker_tutorials, interactive_marker_proxy, rosbridge_server, tf2_web_republisher.

How do i install them ? (I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and ROS Indigo)

Thanks and regards !

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answered 2016-12-31 05:03:31 -0600

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updated 2016-12-31 05:04:55 -0600

For most released ros packages you can install them via apt-get.

The signature is in general:

sudo apt-get install ros-<your distro>-<meta package name with underscores (_) replaced by dashes (-) >

So for instance for your first package interactive_marker_tutorials the package wiki tells you that it is hosted inside the metapackage visualization_tutorials ( ) . visualization_tutorials is released so we can install it via apt-get. For your distro indigo the command would then be:

sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-visualization-tutorials
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Note that you can install individual packages also using apt-get. No need to install the entire metapackage.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-12-31 06:01:21 -0600 )edit

Thank you !

Werewolf_86 gravatar image Werewolf_86  ( 2016-12-31 06:06:34 -0600 )edit

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