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Can wet package depend on dry package?

asked 2013-03-10 08:57:13 -0500

AdrianPeng gravatar image

Hi everyone,

I am wondering if wet package can depend on dry package?


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answered 2013-03-10 10:27:32 -0500

fergs gravatar image

Nope. The old rosmake (dry) system is aware of the catkin ecosystem, but not the other way around.

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Is the main reason for this is to get rid of rosmake as quick as possible?

Boris gravatar image Boris  ( 2013-03-10 18:50:42 -0500 )edit

The main reason would be so that the new system doesn't have all the terrible hacks the old system had underneath it. The new system is more linux-like with a more standard build/install structure -- making it aware of the older, non-standard approach would cause a massive mess.

fergs gravatar image fergs  ( 2013-03-10 21:12:40 -0500 )edit

So, what if the packages you need are only provided as dry packages? Do you have to convert them first?

jackcviers gravatar image jackcviers  ( 2014-12-13 17:50:36 -0500 )edit

Either that, or use rosmake for your package.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2014-12-13 20:10:05 -0500 )edit

The other reason catkin pkgs do not depend on rosmake is that they don't provide all of the necessary exported information for catkin packages to build on top of them automatically. However, rosmake packages do export pkg-config files, which you could try to use, but at your own risk.

William gravatar image William  ( 2014-12-15 13:43:41 -0500 )edit

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