roscore not installed after installing ros-kinetic-desktop-full

asked 2017-01-12 12:06:34 -0600

superjax gravatar image

I just installed a fresh sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-desktop-fulland it looks like it installed the majority of ros tools, however I'm missing at least roscore and rosrun.

I can download them individually with sudo apt-get install roslaunch-python and sudo apt-get install rosbash But now it seems that rospack can't find any of my packages.

I don't know if I'm doing anything wrong, but I've successfully done this dozens of times without any problems.

Any ideas why ros-kinetic-desktop-full isn't giving me the full complement of ros tools?


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I got a working system again by performing sudo apt-get install python-ros*. I still don't really know what happened, but at least it's working.

superjax gravatar image superjax  ( 2017-01-12 12:18:37 -0600 )edit

What do you mean they are "missing"? Did you try to launch either command but it fails with something like "The program 'roscore' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt install python-roslaunch"? If that is the case, remember that you need to source the setup script first

jotator gravatar image jotator  ( 2018-05-28 03:59:45 -0600 )edit

AFAIK roslaunch and roscore are always included in the full install. Did you follow the instructions properly? Did you run rosdep and sourced setup.bash script?

Hypomania gravatar image Hypomania  ( 2018-07-06 03:54:18 -0600 )edit