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asked 2012-06-06 05:10:28 -0500

mikeS gravatar image

updated 2012-06-06 05:41:20 -0500

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I am trying to install the package prosilica_camera using rosinstall prosilica_camera and I get the error

rosinstall operating on /home/mike/ros_workspace/prosilica_driver from specifications in rosinstall files
(Over-)Writing /home/mike/ros_workspace/prosilica_driver/.rosinstall
(Over-)Writing, setup.bash, and setup.zsh in /home/mike/ros_workspace/prosilica_driver
ERROR in rosinstall: No 'ros' stack detected in candidates [].
Please add the location of a ros distribution to this command.

How do I add the location of a ros distribution to that command?

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answered 2012-06-06 05:41:57 -0500

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If you installed from packages it's usually in /opt/ros/<distro> and you literally add it.

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Thanks, that worked.

mikeS gravatar image mikeS  ( 2012-06-06 05:54:53 -0500 )edit

@mikeS Please accept the answer on the left(using the checkmark) to give @dornhege karma and let others know they don't have to look in to this question.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2012-06-07 10:18:50 -0500 )edit

Hi, I'm new in Ros, could you please explain how to do the operation described above?

giova gravatar image giova  ( 2016-07-07 01:54:22 -0500 )edit

answered 2020-07-16 23:23:01 -0500 gravatar image

updated 2020-07-16 23:27:34 -0500

jayess gravatar image

ex. if your rosinstall file is named test.rosinstall, and your distribution of ros is installed at /opt/ros/kinetic

rosinstall /opt/ros/kinetic test.rosinstall

if you want your packages to be installed in local location under current folder ( ex. src)

rosinstall src /opt/ros/kinetic test.rosinstall
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answered 2012-07-28 09:35:37 -0500

DamienJadeDuff gravatar image

This happened to me once, and as I recall it was because the server at was returning zero-length documents. So, a temporary server problem. The solution, if I remember rightly, was to find the contents of the document in google cache and overwrite the .rosinstall file manually. I guess this answer is only relevant when giving rosinstall a URL.

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