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Looking for a convenient way to install Turtlebot from source

asked 2012-06-06 22:53:16 -0600

updated 2012-06-07 00:24:19 -0600

Is there an easy way to install the Turtlebot source code and its dependencies, in a similar manner to rosinstall with desktop or desktop-full ?

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For fuerte??

karthik gravatar image karthik  ( 2012-06-07 02:42:11 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-06-06 23:05:44 -0600

apalomer gravatar image
udo apt-get install ros-electric-turtlebot

and you have many different packages to install. They'll be added to

It is obvious that you can change electric for any ros release you want.

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Indeed, but I'm not thinking of the binary installer. It is possible to check out the latest Turtlebot code from the repository, but there are also various unmet dependencies and trying to check out all of those individually is quite arduous.

JediHamster gravatar image JediHamster  ( 2012-06-06 23:15:04 -0600 )edit

if you want there's a command to install all the dependencies.

apalomer gravatar image apalomer  ( 2012-06-06 23:30:43 -0600 )edit

rosdep-install. What I do is rosmake --rosdep-install in the package and that's all.

apalomer gravatar image apalomer  ( 2012-06-06 23:32:15 -0600 )edit

rosdep-install doesn't seem to work in fuerte. Is it deprecated?

JediHamster gravatar image JediHamster  ( 2012-06-06 23:35:53 -0600 )edit

Installation of turtlebot from the source is suggested. Its not too much dependent on the other packages that are not default in the ros. I assume joystick_drivers would be the package were the dependency issue might come.

karthik gravatar image karthik  ( 2012-06-06 23:49:25 -0600 )edit

no idea, I don't use fuerte...

apalomer gravatar image apalomer  ( 2012-06-06 23:49:43 -0600 )edit

joystick_drivers is also dependent upon other packages not included by using rosinstall with desktop-full, so I was just wondering whether there was some more convenient way of doing this other than going package hunting.

JediHamster gravatar image JediHamster  ( 2012-06-06 23:53:37 -0600 )edit

Even i haven't had hands on fuerte yet. Please update your question "looking for a convenient way" and also mention fuerte as the version of ros being used. I guess pros will look at it and add something to the tutorials. Hunting is what i did when i installed. Its not that arduous either.

karthik gravatar image karthik  ( 2012-06-07 00:17:23 -0600 )edit

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