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Building ROS navigation from source

asked 2019-02-08 14:50:23 -0500

Manu14 gravatar image

Hello all,

I am trying to use parts of the navigation package on my robot. I need to make some changes to the existing local planner and hence would like to build the package from source. I am quite new to this and was wondering if there are any instructions to do that? I am using ROS indigo on Ubuntu 14.04.

I have all my config files, launch files setup as instructed in the ros tutorial. I have mapping and localization set up as well. I have downloaded the whole package from the github repository and used catkin_make to build it successfully. Now should I follow the same steps as the ros tutorial to launch move base or are there any additional steps required?

Thanks in advance!

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answered 2019-02-08 15:55:48 -0500

If catkin_make was successful, then all you need to do is source your catkin_ws via
$ . ~/path/to/catkin_ws/devel/setup.bash.

See this answer for general instructions on how to build a ROS package from source.

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A couple of important steps from the answer that @josephcoombe linked to are

$ rosdep update
$ rosdep install --from-paths src/ --ignore-src --rosdistro indigo

to make sure that you have all of the dependencies installed before you try to compile.

jayess gravatar imagejayess ( 2019-02-08 18:56:15 -0500 )edit

Thank you! Those tips helped a lot!

Manu14 gravatar imageManu14 ( 2019-02-26 16:41:49 -0500 )edit

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