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Installation of ROS-velodyne-Package

asked 2012-05-30 23:38:29 -0500

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updated 2012-05-31 04:54:59 -0500

joq gravatar image


I'm new to ROS, so don't be mad :-)

I want to install the velodyne_driver(actually the whole velodyne related stuff), and my best guess was, that this command would do that:

rosinstall $ROS_WORKSPACE

This is the error I get:

ERROR in config: Invalid multiproject yaml format in []: while scanning a simple key in "<file>", line 2, column 1 could not found expected ':' in "<file>", line 3, column 40

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 ROS: Fuerte

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answered 2012-05-31 04:54:34 -0500

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updated 2012-05-31 05:07:40 -0500

For Ubuntu 12.04 Fuerte, there is a binary package already available:

sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-velodyne

For building the latest trunk from source, I recommend rosws:

roslocate info velodyne | rosws merge -

As always, use the trunk at your own risk. It is pretty stable right now. In fact, there is one bug fix there that is not yet released (but coming soon).

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answered 2012-05-31 00:14:14 -0500

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That works, but checks out several other large stacks that many people will not need. I will create a velodyne-only rosinstall file in that same directory for this purpose.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-05-31 04:59:50 -0500 )edit

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