Colcon Setup? [closed]

asked 2018-12-01 05:27:03 -0500

MarkyMark2012 gravatar image


I am playing around with AWS' RoboMaker. I've noticed that it uses Colcon as the build tool. Currently I am using catkin (ROS1).

So I can align my own build env's with AWS (this is to aid the problems I'm having getting it to build) how do I install Colcon?

The git repo doesn't seem to explain this (well I've not been able to find it if it does).

Can someone what I need to download and install.

Kind Regards


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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by MarkyMark2012
close date 2018-12-01 11:03:17.634038


Doesn't the "Read The Docs" manual help? See

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-12-01 07:16:41 -0500 )edit
MarkyMark2012 gravatar imageMarkyMark2012 ( 2018-12-01 11:03:06 -0500 )edit

How did you get it to work Mark? aws-robotics ROS package readmes suggest it is Kinetic compatible, but it uses colcon from ROS2 - I'm confused. I built the packages in a separate colcon_ws but sourcing fails.

Wezzoid gravatar imageWezzoid ( 2018-12-06 08:43:37 -0500 )edit

Hi Wezzoid - yes agreed it is rather confusing.

I think you can get colcon working with ROS1. Although I found that you can just build the AWS packages with catkin. You just need to type "catkin_make_isolated" that will build the plain make stuff too.

MarkyMark2012 gravatar imageMarkyMark2012 ( 2018-12-07 02:39:37 -0500 )edit