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How do I install gscam in groovy?

asked 2013-03-06 07:38:49 -0500

TommyP gravatar image

How do I install gscam in groovy and how do I find out in which deb a package is or find out that the deb does not exist anymore?

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answered 2013-03-06 11:25:54 -0500

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updated 2013-03-12 17:03:53 -0500

gscam has sort of been abandoned. There are several forks in the wild:

I really think these should be unified, since there are a lot of bugfixes in these non-trunk versions that have not been merged. I'm about to start using it again, too.

UPDATE: I've updated the JHU-LCSR fork to be a buildable in a catkin workspace.

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If you want to maintain a merged version, it could go in

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2013-03-06 12:52:59 -0500 )edit

I might do just that...

jbohren gravatar image jbohren  ( 2013-03-06 12:53:36 -0500 )edit

I've updated my fork ( and e-mailed the original authors to get their OK for moving it over to ros-drivers.

jbohren gravatar image jbohren  ( 2013-03-08 09:32:01 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-03-06 09:07:13 -0500

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I don't see any Ubuntu binary packages for it in the repository, so you'll probably need to download the source and build it. According to the wiki page, the SVN source is here:

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OK. I had done it before downloading the source and catkinized it. But now I wanted to tell other people how to install the package and thougt it should be easier to do. Is there a command to automatically download and build it?

TommyP gravatar image TommyP  ( 2013-03-06 09:15:50 -0500 )edit

You should not need to catkinize it. Just use rosws to build a source overlay, and rosmake to build it.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2013-03-06 09:46:32 -0500 )edit

Yes, I know. But since the compile time for rosbuild was very slow in groovy when I did it I converted it since I needed anyway to do some local modifications. I have started to like catkin and want to only use that...

TommyP gravatar image TommyP  ( 2013-03-06 10:01:18 -0500 )edit

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