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Running catkin over fuerte

asked 2013-04-24 22:10:44 -0500

mpalomino gravatar image

I am using Fuerte over Ubuntu 12.04. I have been building my packages with Rosbuild but now I have to use Catkin as some of the packages that I need are only released for Groovy.

Inside opt/ros/fuerte/share I have a folder named catkin. Do I need to build this package? I have tried but it doesn't have a Makefile.

As I didn't succeeded in building this package I got Catkin source code from GitHub (release for Fuerte) and tried to build it with Rosbuild but It doesn't have a Makefile either.

I have also followed several tutorials for using Catkin in Fuerte but it is not clear to me how to create a Catkin workspace and if this is the origin of my problems. I have tried to follow the instructions at:, but I get an error when executing catkin_init_workspace. The system doesn't recognize the command.

Thank you very much in advance.

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answered 2013-04-25 07:15:47 -0500

William gravatar image

I do not recommend using catkin in Fuerte. If you want/need to use catkin then you should update to Groovy. The reason the catkin_init_workspace command is not found is because the version in Fuerte does not have that command.

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Ok. Thank you very much. We will update to Groovy.

mpalomino gravatar image mpalomino  ( 2013-04-26 00:30:58 -0500 )edit

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