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installing ROS on win

asked 2012-05-27 22:10:02 -0500

marco.puni gravatar image

updated 2014-04-20 14:06:46 -0500

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hello, I'm trying to install ros from here: http://www.ros.org/wiki/win_ros/Msvc%20SDK%20-%20Fuerte

point 3, when I write roscore on console2


process failed with error: 2

program variables:

python exe: python

executable: C:\opt\ros\fuerte\x86\bin\roscore.exe

python script: C:\opt\ros\fuerte\x86\bin\roscore

arguments: python C:\opt\ros\fuerte\x86\bin\roscore


does anyone know how to solve it?? thank you!!

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I didn't even know it was already a windows version. Probably is still a bit buggy/inmature. Anyway, probably is better if you add information about which windows version you have an so on

ffusion gravatar image ffusion  ( 2012-05-30 08:07:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-05-29 15:50:58 -0500

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updated 2012-05-29 15:51:49 -0500

I just figured out to solve this, the tutorial in the wiki was pretty vague about it.

Basically, what you need to do is to add C:\Python27\ and C:\Python27\Scripts to the PATH IN the Setup.bat. Not the path for python when you install it the first time.

Edit your PATH in setup.bat so that it looks like this - set PATH=C:/opt/ros/fuerte/x86/bin;C:\Python27\;C:\Python27\Scripts;%PATH%

Remember to move the files out from the external Scripts folder(not the original Scripts folder found in Python27).

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It does actually say "add C:\Python27\ and C:\Python27\Scripts to your PATH." You can do that in setup.bat, or in windows user/system environment variable settings, or even in registry.

Daniel Stonier gravatar image Daniel Stonier  ( 2012-05-29 20:51:06 -0500 )edit

thank you both, I just solved in this way yesterday before reading this, I was coming here now to write the solution =) thank you the same!!!

marco.puni gravatar image marco.puni  ( 2012-05-30 20:43:53 -0500 )edit

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