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asked 2012-10-28 17:03:02 -0600

Kevin gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:14:05 -0600

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How do you install system dependencies? I thought rosmake, rosdep or catkin was capable of doing that, but I can't figure out how?

I am installing ROS on RaspberryPi and ros has good definitions for Debian already, but during install:

rosdep install -ay --os=debian:squeeze

isn't installing dependencies. I am doing it by hand through apt-get and it is painfully slow.

This questions is also related to this about building ROS for Debian on Raspberry Pi.

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answered 2012-10-29 03:29:56 -0600

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What is your ROS distribution?

Did you maybe forget to run rosdep init/rosdep update?

Otherwise rosdep is the right tool for this task. It should give you at least some output about what it is doing.

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Sorry, it is embedded in the post: Debian on the Raspberry Pi (ARM). Rosdep init and update are part of the Debian install directions. I think somehow there is an issue with Raspberry Pi ... rosdep install -a says everything is fine, but I keep having to install them by hand.

Kevin gravatar image Kevin  ( 2012-10-29 03:46:32 -0600 )edit

I was referring to the ROS distribution as rosdep changed between electric and fuerte. It looks like fuerte. Besides the simple explanation that there are just no rosdep rules for your system your can try: rosdep install -v (verbose) and rosdep db should give you what rosdep has stored.

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2012-10-29 04:44:39 -0600 )edit

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