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ROS Installation on Fedora 19

asked 2013-07-08 15:23:53 -0500

atp gravatar image

updated 2013-07-23 06:27:29 -0500

I'm trying to install ROS Groovy on Fedora 19, following the instructions at wiki/groovy/Installation/Fedora. However, running the line

$ rosdep install --from-paths src --ignore-src --rosdistro groovy -y

results in the following error:

ERROR: the following packages/stacks could not have their rosdep keys resolved to system dependencies: pcl: No definition of [libusb-1.0-dev] for OS version [schrödinger’s]

locate libusb- gives:

/usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/ /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/ /usr/lib64/

The problem was how to get the letter 'ö' readable in the yaml file because rosdep resolve is giving this error: ERROR: No definition of [libusb-1.0-dev] for OS version [schrödinger’s]. I solved this by changing the OS name in /etc/system-release to schrodinger and then editing the yaml file.

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answered 2013-07-09 06:24:10 -0500

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You need to add rosdep rules for Fedora 19. It's correctly detecting the OS correctly but the latest definition for libusb-1.0 is for spherical.

How to submit changes is documented here:

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You say that this doesn't work for you. What did you do to try it? What errors did you get?

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2013-07-23 05:43:14 -0500 )edit

see above. basically, how can I get the 'ö' readable in the yaml file?

atp gravatar image atp  ( 2013-07-23 05:58:14 -0500 )edit

For the record, this is fixed in the latest release of rospkg:

cottsay gravatar image cottsay  ( 2014-05-10 20:57:35 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-07-09 01:00:16 -0500

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My guess is that Fedora 19 doesn't fall into how rosdep (or more precisely rospkg that's used inside) detects OS.

I would suggest to wait for answers from others but if there's not, then open an enhancement ticket here. I think that this Fedora class might need tweaked.

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