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How can you install a package using catkin build?

asked 2019-08-21 14:24:26 -0500

ambareesh gravatar image

updated 2022-01-22 16:10:03 -0500

Evgeny gravatar image

I'm trying to use a script from the package bag_tools (

First instruction is to :

catkin_make install --pkg bag_tools

However I had made my workspace using catkin build. (I'm not aware of the details of the difference between catkin_make and catkin build). How do I install bag_tools using catkin build?

TL;DR: What's the catkin build equivalent of "catkin_make install --pkg bag_tools"

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answered 2019-08-21 17:56:57 -0500

Geoff gravatar image

Any time I need to find out the equivalent catkin_tools command for a catkin_make command (or vice versa), I consult this really handy table.

In this case, it tells me the command you want is catkin config --install followed by catkin build.

You can check if installation has been set by just running catkin config and viewing the output.

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