Is image_view available for upstream Debian packages?

asked 2017-09-20 08:44:32 -0600

calculus gravatar image

I have a bunch of python scripts that use python-rosbag (upstream package from Debian/Ubuntu) but now I need to use image_view which doesn't seem to get installed when using the generic ros-desktop-full package from Ubuntu. I have ros-perception installed but that doesn't seem to install image_view.

If I install Kinetic/Lunar/Indigo or any of the distributions it breaks all my python scripts because python-rosbag gets deprecated upon install.

I have 2 choices:

  1. get image_view to work with the upstream ROS environment provided by Ubuntu or
  2. find the equivalent package of python-rosbag from the ROS distributions so that my scripts do not break. Do any of the ROS distributions provide an equivalent package for python-rosbag such that I don't have to rewrite my scripts?

I would prefer to use the upstream packages because they are approved by my organization for production deployment whereas the ROS distributions I would need to get approved before deploying (extra headache).

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The Python API for rosbag is provided by ros-$distro-rosbag. I have no experience with the upstream pkgs, so I don't know about those but I assume the python-rosbag pkg provides about the same files.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-09-20 15:45:12 -0600 )edit