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Tool for building packages and dependencies from source on os x

asked 2017-02-08 15:39:15 -0500

fastestindian gravatar image

updated 2017-02-08 15:39:57 -0500


I'm trying brush the cobwebs off my last from-source build of Jade on my mac - Sierra. I wanted to get the entire turtlebot source (turtlebot_gazebo, _teleop, etc and its dependencies in a workspace and run a single catkin_make to build

Right now I go to the ROS package wiki, clone a package, build, then clone missing packages and go on... until I'm there. most of the time I'm not!

Any thoughts on a ros tool that helps me pull all source packages and dependencies on mac os?

Any help is much appreciated!

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I've tried using rosdep but it crashes with an OSError exception.

fastestindian gravatar imagefastestindian ( 2017-02-08 16:08:03 -0500 )edit

That's not enough information to help, OSError is too ambiguous.

William gravatar imageWilliam ( 2017-02-08 16:29:48 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-02-08 16:07:51 -0500

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You probably want to use rosinstall_generator , see:

It will get you the complete list of packages you need, recursively, for a given leaf package by looking at its dependencies.

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@William $ rosinstall_generator turtle_gazebo --exclude RPP --rosdistro jade The following not released packages/stacks will be ignored: turtle_gazebo No packages/stacks left after ignoring not released Any reason for this? turtle_gazebo is not in my RPP

fastestindian gravatar imagefastestindian ( 2017-02-08 17:09:54 -0500 )edit

My bad... typo in package name

fastestindian gravatar imagefastestindian ( 2017-02-08 17:11:55 -0500 )edit

No worries, that error either means: it's not released, or it's not in your RPP, or it's a typo :)

William gravatar imageWilliam ( 2017-02-08 17:32:29 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-02-08 17:44:06 -0500

fastestindian gravatar image

updated 2017-02-08 17:47:50 -0500

Thank you! Scenario that worked for me (for other sufferers):

$ mkdir src 
$ cd src
$ catkin_init_workspace
$ cd ..
$ rosinstall_generator turtlebot --deps --exclude RPP --rosdistro indigo >turtlebot.rosinstall
$ wstool init -j8 src turtlebot.rosinstall
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