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How can I install openrave package for Fuerte?

asked 2013-01-09 05:18:24 -0500

toniOliver gravatar image

updated 2013-01-10 01:30:11 -0500

I'm trying to install the openrave ROS package for Fuerte on Ubuntu 12.04, but I can't find it (nothing looking like ros-fuerte-openrave... in the available packages in the repositories).

The wiki page http://ros.org/wiki/openrave says "Cannot load information on name: openrave, distro: fuerte" so I don't know where should I get the source code from to install the package from source.

Does anyone know how could I install this package?

Edit: I've found this question http://answers.ros.org/question/32866/installing-openrave-package/ where the code of the openrave_planning (that happens to contain the package I need) is checked out from:

svn co https://jsk-ros-pkg.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/jsk-ros-pkg/trunk/openrave_planning

I assume this is the right repo, but still the http://www.ros.org/wiki/openrave_planning">wiki doesn't point to the right data, and no package for this stack exists in the ROS fuerte ubuntu repositories.

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answered 2013-01-11 10:44:50 -0500

dbworth gravatar image

That's the right place, I used a couple of packages from there with Fuerte last year.

People may write great ROS packages for their own research, but not have enough time to create a Ubuntu package or maintain external documentation like ROS wiki.

This guide will help you install it: http://sourceforge.net/p/comps/wiki/Installation/

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Thanks for the link. I finally installed openrave standalone, as I found out that it was only being used as a library by our package (we don't use any ROS node that the openrave ROS package may contain).

toniOliver gravatar image toniOliver  ( 2013-01-24 05:22:56 -0500 )edit

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