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Cant install ros electric from source (URL is not available)

asked 2013-09-29 10:59:57 -0500

Brian Mac gravatar image

updated 2013-11-14 12:26:09 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

Hello,

I think the "packages.ros.org/cgi-bin/gen_rosinstall.py" file is missing and as such I am unable to install ros electric through source.

Could someone please put it back up?

-Brian

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answered 2013-09-29 15:08:06 -0500

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packages.ros.org has been migrated to a new host and in the process we have had to update services. http://prerelease.ros.org/rosinstall is an attempt to revive the rosinstall generators. It appears to be broken at the moment and we'll try to revive it when time is available. Fuerte and earlier distributions have passed the end of their support cycle and are not supported anymore so this will be a low priority. In addition the web service overall has been deprecated in favor of a simple command line tool rosinstall_generator

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Thanks for your response. Would it be possible for someone to update the ros-electric install from source wiki page to reflect this? I am sure there are others that will try this method and will be forever grateful knowing that their time was not wasted.

Brian Mac gravatar image Brian Mac  ( 2013-09-29 16:37:24 -0500 )edit

You can even update the page, just create an account on the wiki -- it's publicly editable.

fergs gravatar image fergs  ( 2013-09-29 18:51:05 -0500 )edit

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