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asked 2013-03-14 02:27:27 -0500

JaRu gravatar image


I use ROS electric and I like to install a new package, for example the navigation package, so that I can use the map_server from this package.

Is there something to adhere when I install this?

Because I install it, but when I try to run the launch file, I get the message that the map_server node could not be found.

Thank you for help.

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answered 2013-03-14 03:53:08 -0500

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updated 2013-03-14 03:54:57 -0500

Hello. As you noticed, first you need to install it from its repository.

sudo apt-get install ros-%YOUR_ROS_DISTRO%-navigation

Anyway it is already installed by default. Then you should install the tutorials for that package:

sudo apt-get install ros-%YOUR_ROS_DISTRO%-navigation-tutorials

then go to that directory, and execute a node:

roscd navigation_tutorials
rosrun robot_setup_tf_tutorial tf_broadcaster

In another terminal roscd again to that package and:

rosrun robot_setup_tf_tutorial tf_listener

If you want to make that package by yourself, you should go to your workspace directory, and create a package, then create the two .cpp files, modify the CMakeLists.txt and rosmake.

Hope this helps.

Please consult these links for further information: TF Setup Navigation Package

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