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Where is the ROS distributions folder in Debian?

asked 2019-09-02 13:47:26 -0500

denisacostaq gravatar image

updated 2019-09-02 13:59:28 -0500

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Hello, I'm new in ROS, I'm trying to use the qtcreator plugin but I no know where is the ROS distibutions folder, I just installed ROS from the official doc for Debian. An interesting details is that looking at the Packages content:

wget -qO- | grep Package

I have the following output:

Package: python-bloom
Package: python-catkin-pkg
Package: python-catkin-pkg-modules
Package: python-catkin-tools
Package: python-osrf-pycommon
Package: python-rosdep
Package: python-rosdistro
Package: python-rosdistro-modules
Package: python-rosinstall
Package: python-rosinstall-generator
Package: python-rospkg
Package: python-rospkg-modules
Package: python-vcstool
Package: python-vcstools
Package: python-wstool
Package: python3-bloom
Package: python3-catkin-pkg
Package: python3-catkin-pkg-modules
Package: python3-catkin-tools
Package: python3-colcon-argcomplete
Package: python3-colcon-bash
Package: python3-colcon-bazel
Package: python3-colcon-cmake
Package: python3-colcon-common-extensions
Package: python3-colcon-core
Package: python3-colcon-defaults
Package: python3-colcon-devtools
Package: python3-colcon-library-path
Package: python3-colcon-metadata
Package: python3-colcon-mixin
Package: python3-colcon-notification
Package: python3-colcon-output
Package: python3-colcon-package-information
Package: python3-colcon-package-selection
Package: python3-colcon-parallel-executor
Package: python3-colcon-pkg-config
Package: python3-colcon-powershell
Package: python3-colcon-python-setup-py
Package: python3-colcon-recursive-crawl
Package: python3-colcon-ros
Package: python3-colcon-test-result
Package: python3-colcon-zsh
Package: python3-osrf-pycommon
Package: python3-px4sitl
Package: python3-rocker
Package: python3-rosdep
Package: python3-rosdistro
Package: python3-rosdistro-modules
Package: python3-rosinstall
Package: python3-rosinstall-generator
Package: python3-rospkg
Package: python3-rospkg-modules
Package: python3-vcstool
Package: python3-vcstools
Package: python3-wstool

Maybe this means that most ROS packages was installed from the main Debian repository, I'm trying to use dpkg -L to figure out the relevant folder but I can't, any hint please. There is any link to install melodic from source or with a standalone installer? Than you in advance.

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answered 2019-09-02 14:50:52 -0500

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updated 2019-09-02 14:54:24 -0500

If you look at the point 1.6 in the instruction, you see where the stuff is:

You see it uses the path /opt/ros/molodic/

If you like to have you own build see here

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Sorry, /opt/ros does not exist in my host, look at this command output for example: dpkg -L ros-map-msgs





















denisacostaq gravatar image denisacostaq  ( 2019-09-02 17:21:53 -0500 )edit

Could you add the output of" apt search ros-melodic "

duck-development gravatar image duck-development  ( 2019-09-03 02:19:37 -0500 )edit

You bigger problem is that you have buster. If you look at

You see the comment ros pkgs arm missing.

You may try this link

duck-development gravatar image duck-development  ( 2019-09-03 02:27:22 -0500 )edit

I believe the OP is running into wiki/UpstreamPackages.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-09-03 02:42:12 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-09-03 13:20:59 -0500

denisacostaq gravatar image

thank you to all of you

@duck-development I'm going to use this option

How I can mark the question as solved?

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Just press the circle with the mark

duck-development gravatar image duck-development  ( 2019-09-03 13:29:55 -0500 )edit

@denisacostaq: please be aware of the consequences: wiki/UpstreamPackages.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-09-03 13:33:10 -0500 )edit

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