rososc tutorial- rosbuild catkin

asked 2017-09-06 15:11:45 -0500

updated 2017-09-06 18:26:38 -0500

these tutorials start out using rosbuild but I have been taught to use catkin. Can I simply replace all rosws and other rosbuild commands with catkin commands or is it recommended to use rosbuild w tutorials from that era? 1. what do I have to do to use a rosbuild built system which is also from a different distro?

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It's not just the build tool and workspace management, the pkgs will most likely be rosbuild pkgs as well (ie: no package.xml and no catkin CMakeLists.txt).

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-09-06 15:22:20 -0500 )edit

And the tutorials mention ROS Electric. That is a long time ago, and many things have changed. You may run into other problems besides the build.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-09-06 15:23:37 -0500 )edit

Yes, it's been a very long time since I used/updated it. This was before catkin, after all. :)

mjcarroll gravatar image mjcarroll  ( 2017-09-06 15:29:10 -0500 )edit

@gvdhoorn does that mean I can just download ROS electric and use rosbuild there with it?

moonspacedancer gravatar image moonspacedancer  ( 2017-09-06 18:31:41 -0500 )edit

Electric is over 6 years old, and I'm not sure you can still install that. It would also require that you install Ubuntu 10.04 (Ubuntu Lucid), which I wouldn't recommend as it's too old.

Using rososc on newer releases could be doable but is some work, perhaps @mjcarroll has some tips.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-09-07 01:11:05 -0500 )edit

@mjcarroll how can I use it today? was advised to not use Electric since it is so old but can it run with other distros or do you have any ideas of how I can best go about this? or alternatives perhaps? thank you

moonspacedancer gravatar image moonspacedancer  ( 2017-09-07 05:57:34 -0500 )edit

I believe that I actually catkinized it a while back, let me see if I can resurrect it. If I don't get a chance this morning, it will be until Monday before I can look for it again, I will keep you posted.

mjcarroll gravatar image mjcarroll  ( 2017-09-07 08:22:46 -0500 )edit

@mjcarroll any luck so far? thanks again

moonspacedancer gravatar image moonspacedancer  ( 2017-09-12 14:01:32 -0500 )edit