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asked 2013-03-07 22:54:12 -0600

TommyP gravatar image

I have had trouble finding ros packages since I use apt-file and I had not noticed that it did not use the ros repository. That is because the Content file is missing.

So can this be fixed? Where should I create an issue?

Or is there any other way to find in which ros deb a file is in?

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answered 2013-03-09 13:01:13 -0600

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As described on the Ubuntu install page, released ROS packages are built to debs with the ROS distribution (ros-groovy-) and stack name for dry packages, or package name for wet packages.

For example, if you were interested in installing teleop_twist_keyboard for Groovy, you could visit the wiki, observe that it is a dry package inside of the brown_remotelab stack, and install the ros-groovy-brown-remotelab package.

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Yes, for certain scenarios that works. But apt-file is a standard way to find stuff the should work. Why use a non-standard method when there exist a standard method?

TommyP gravatar image TommyP  ( 2013-03-09 22:12:12 -0600 )edit

We're using reprepro to generate the repository, and it doesn't generate the Contents file by default. Fixed.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2013-03-10 22:22:09 -0600 )edit

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