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A lost and confused newbie - installation

asked 2012-05-11 06:58:33 -0500

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I am new to Linux, Ubuntu, and ROS. From the installation page:

I ran this in the terminal, and there were no problems: sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu lucid main" > /etc/apt /sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

And no problems with this: sudo apt-get update

I ran this a couple of times in the terminal: sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-desktop-full and the terminal gave this: Reading package list... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
ros-fuerte-desktop-full is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 13 not upgraded.

Now what? Remember, I am clueless about the whole thing. I am running Ubuntu 12.04.

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answered 2012-05-11 07:46:29 -0500

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That means you've completed the installation. Good start!

The tutorials are the thing to do next.

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answered 2012-05-12 02:48:32 -0500

updated 2012-05-12 02:52:22 -0500

Try this command in your terminal window,

rosversion ros

if that gives you the right version (fuerte should give you 1.8.X) then installation and setting the path, everything is good to go !

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Ok, did it. Came back: Cannot locate [ros]

kentoo gravatar image kentoo  ( 2012-05-12 05:21:10 -0500 )edit

@kentoo Have you set the PATH ?

Arkapravo gravatar image Arkapravo  ( 2012-05-12 05:38:42 -0500 )edit

Arkapravo, I'm making progress. I went to the Synaptic Package Manager and did a search for "ros". I installed over 140 packages in the list, and when I ran rosversion ros it returned 1.8.7. Thanks.

kentoo gravatar image kentoo  ( 2012-05-12 07:47:03 -0500 )edit

Arkapravo, I'm making progress. I went to the Synaptic Package Manager and did a search for "ros". I installed over 140 packages in the list, and when I ran rosversion ros it returned 1.8.7. Thanks.

kentoo gravatar image kentoo  ( 2012-05-12 07:47:05 -0500 )edit

@kentoo My pleasure :-)

Arkapravo gravatar image Arkapravo  ( 2012-05-12 08:19:27 -0500 )edit
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answered 2012-05-11 13:51:11 -0500

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Thanks for the info, but I'm still having trouble.

I created a folder ROS_Workspace in the Home folder.

I then opened the editor with gedit. I created a file named setup.sh in ROS_Workspace.

I pasted
#!/bin/sh source /opt/ros/electric/setup.bash export ROS_ROOT=/opt/ros/electric/ros export PATH=$ROS_ROOT/bin:$PATH export PYTHONPATH=$ROS_ROOT/core/roslib/src:$PYTHONPATH export ROS_PACKAGE_PATH=~/ROS_Workspace:/opt/ros/electric/stacks:$ROS_PACKAGE_PATH into the editor and saved into setup.sh.

I went to the terminal and typed . setup.sh

this yielded bash: /opt/ros/electric/setup.bash: No such file or directory.

I then typed source setup.sh into the terminal and got the same result.

What am I doing wrong?

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In that setup.sh file, can you replace "electric" with "fuerte" everywhere you see it?

Ryan gravatar image Ryan  ( 2012-05-12 03:29:39 -0500 )edit

You've written a setup.sh for ros electric (note /opt/ros/electric), but you've installed ros fuerte (you will have the directory /opt/ros/fuerte).

Mac gravatar image Mac  ( 2012-05-12 05:51:46 -0500 )edit

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