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Confusion when installing a supported ROS robot

asked 2013-08-15 04:04:12 -0600

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Hi guys, I have finished with the basic tutorials and want to start work on an AR. Drone. From the ROS page, it has directed me to follow this tutorial:


My initial confusion is at the beginning where it says

Please make sure that this folder is in your ROS_PACKAGE_PATH environmental variable.

yet the first line of code says:

cd ~/ros/stacks

My ROS_PACKAGE_PATH does not have a stacks (/opt/ros/fuerte has a stacks folder however). Should I be installing this code in the /opt... path or should I make a new folder in my sandbox directory which is what I did for my beginner tutorials?


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answered 2013-08-15 04:43:34 -0600

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Put your code in your sandbox folder, which in this example was named ~/ros/stacks.

Never put any user code in /opt/...

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Thank you very much!!

JP gravatar image JP  ( 2013-08-15 04:47:05 -0600 )edit

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