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Only need one package within metapackage

asked 2013-05-07 11:53:13 -0500

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How can a single package be selected from a metapackage rather than installing all packages within a metapackage?

Example: Geometry (http://ros.org/wiki/geometry). I only need tf.

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answered 2013-05-07 13:55:34 -0500

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If you are using the debian packages, simply install the package instead of the metapackage:

sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-tf

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This will only work for catkinized packages.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2013-05-07 15:43:43 -0500 )edit

I may have found the issue with this process on a BeagleBone. Apparently there are problems with checking out debian packages onto this ARM device.

TJump gravatar image TJump  ( 2013-05-07 17:32:49 -0500 )edit

So how do we get individual "non-catkinized" packages for the ARM processor/BeagleB?

TJump gravatar image TJump  ( 2013-05-08 07:56:10 -0500 )edit

You download them from source and delete the rest.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2013-05-08 08:23:04 -0500 )edit

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