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ros-fuerte-desktop-full not creating setup.bash,, etc

asked 2012-08-09 08:24:54 -0500

ssafarik gravatar image

updated 2012-08-09 10:17:08 -0500

When installing ros fuerte on Ubuntu precise (sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-desktop-full), it's not giving me the various /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.* files.

When I try building from source (which has difficulties for other reasons), then I do get these tools. Anyone know why the prebuilt distribution isn't giving me the whole thing? Thanks.

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answered 2012-08-09 09:30:18 -0500

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updated 2012-08-09 09:57:55 -0500

Would you please check the output of the following?


This will output the path you have ros installed in. Also, if you could post this, too:

cat ~/.bashrc | grep ros

For me, I see:

allenh1@muri-pc7:~$ cat ~/.bashrc | grep ros
source /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash

If the above line is not output, you are not properly using your ROS path. To remedy this, run the following:

echo "source /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash" >> ~/.bashrc && source ~/.bashrc

I have never heard of the installer failing to create "/opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash"...

This is an interesting scenario...

Try this:

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove ros-fuerte-*

then reinstall. This should remove all things ros.

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The problem is that there is no setup.bash file (or, etc). I did a "sudo apt-get --reinstall install ros-fuerte-ros-comm" and it gave me the various bin/ros* files, but I still don't get the setup.* files. I then tried "sudo apt-get --reinstall install ros-fuerte-desktop-full" and no luck

ssafarik gravatar image ssafarik  ( 2012-08-09 09:40:39 -0500 )edit

"sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove ros-fuerte-desktop-full" then "sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-desktop-full" still doesn't give me the setup* files. If they're not part of ros-fuerte-desktop-full, then what are they part of?

ssafarik gravatar image ssafarik  ( 2012-08-09 09:55:14 -0500 )edit

Try the edited command.

allenh1 gravatar image allenh1  ( 2012-08-09 10:17:47 -0500 )edit

Yes! Thanks! There are apparently some ros-fuerte-* debs that should be dependencies of ros-fuerte-desktop-full.

ssafarik gravatar image ssafarik  ( 2012-08-09 10:31:46 -0500 )edit

Please mark this thread as solved so people have a solved thread to reference if this ever happens to others.

allenh1 gravatar image allenh1  ( 2012-08-09 10:34:55 -0500 )edit

Just click the Check mark...

allenh1 gravatar image allenh1  ( 2012-08-09 10:49:44 -0500 )edit

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