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IMU_UM6... where to install?

asked 2012-08-11 08:16:51 -0500

TJump gravatar image

imu_um6 is a package with no associated stack. I would like to install this in the opt/ros/fuerte stacks folder with other drivers (those drivers that come with stacks install here).

I did try creating a workspace and placing imu_um6 here but when running rosdep I get errors relating to not finding key resources in the opt/ros/fuerte location.

How do I best install imu-um6 and associated dependencies?

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answered 2012-08-11 10:16:27 -0500

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updated 2012-08-11 10:37:43 -0500

well, um6 depens on rospy,geometry_msgs, sensor_msgs and tf which are already installed with fuerte distribution. Make sure that you put your imu_um6 package in your workspace directory and run rospack profile command after that compile it by make, then launch the test file. I believe that there will be no problem. I hope that this helps you

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I followed your instructions and everything seems to work, but if the um6 is in a workspace how do I get an application like hector_slam to access the IMU data if hector_slam is in a different workspace? Should the imu_um6 driver be loaded in the hector_slam workspace?

TJump gravatar image TJump  ( 2012-08-11 11:20:59 -0500 )edit

there will be no difference because your package path contains both your workspace and stack directory

cagatay gravatar image cagatay  ( 2012-08-11 11:52:01 -0500 )edit

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