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ROS Noetic Install Wiki Page Enhancement

asked 2021-01-13 13:16:30 -0500

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I noticed that the ROS Noetic install wiki page at does not include the section titled 'Dependencies for building packages' as previous ROS distros did. As a result, new ROS developers might not realize that they need to install tools like python3-rosdep, build-essential, along with other handy python packages. Then when they try to run rosdep, they don't understand why packages are failing to be installed correctly. I think it's even more imperative to include this section especially because many of these packages have slightly different names (that include a '3' for Python3).

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You are able to edit this yourself if you like! If you make a ROS wiki account you can edit pages to reflect that change :-)

stevemacenski gravatar image stevemacenski  ( 2021-01-13 14:59:15 -0500 )edit

Thanks @stevemacenski,

I didn't realize that anyone could edit the ROS Wiki pages. I'll give this a shot.

swiz23 gravatar image swiz23  ( 2021-01-15 11:18:48 -0500 )edit

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answered 2021-01-19 20:06:09 -0500

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As @stevemacenski mentioned, I was able to make the necessary edits by creating a Wiki account and editing the page directly.

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Diff here.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2021-01-20 01:50:21 -0500 )edit

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