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Configuring ROS environment for Fuerte [closed]

asked 2012-04-25 21:42:20 -0500

ChickenSoup gravatar image

updated 2016-05-17 02:33:16 -0500

Hi all,

Can someone tell me how to configure the environment for Fuerte so that I can get my custom packages to run as before?

I am looking for something similar to this:

Thanks Cheers


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answered 2012-04-25 23:10:29 -0500

Lorenz gravatar image

Use rosinstall. Suppose you want to put your local packages into ~/ros-fuerte/workspace and create an overlay in ~/ros-fuerte:

sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo pip install rosinstall

mkdir -p ~/ros-fuerte/workspace
rosinstall ~/ros-fuerte /opt/ros/fuerte ~/ros-fuerte/workspace

This creates a setup.bash and friends in ~/ros-fuerte. Source it and your environment should be set.

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Good approach, and it works similarly for Electric workspaces. I like the new rosws script, which is packaged with rosinstall.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-04-26 02:38:59 -0500 )edit

Yes. rosws is probably the better choice.

Lorenz gravatar image Lorenz  ( 2012-04-26 02:48:09 -0500 )edit

@Lorenz Thank you very much!

ChickenSoup gravatar image ChickenSoup  ( 2012-04-26 06:26:44 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-04-25 21:50:55 -0500

Environment setup instructions for Fuerte are very similar to the one's for Electric. Did you try walking through

but replacing 'electric' by 'fuerte'?

The ROS_ROOT variable should omit the /ros suffix, so set it to /opt/ros/fuerte

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@Steven Bellens I think it is trickier than just replacing 'electric' by 'fuerte'; in fact, that's what I did first. What about the PYTHONPATH path?

ChickenSoup gravatar image ChickenSoup  ( 2012-04-25 21:56:37 -0500 )edit

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