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Is it possible to have rosdep set-up a ubuntu ppa on your system as part of dependency validation?

asked 2011-02-21 06:11:30 -0500

John Hoare gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:09:12 -0500

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Is it possible to have rosdep set-up a ubuntu ppa on your system as part of dependency validation?

Of course, if you have already added the PPA to your system, you can put a dependency on that package, but is there a way for rosdep to also add that ppa to your system as well?

(On newer ubuntu versions this is done by "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/ppa-name")

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answered 2011-02-21 10:51:44 -0500

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This is currently not possible, but it's a feature we hope to add (or would help implementing)

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answered 2017-11-07 09:58:04 -0500

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As tfoote explained in https://answers.ros.org/question/7021... , this will never be possible officially and automatically (and I'm glad for it!).

The best option is to ask users of your package to add the PPA manually, and then you can even have a rosdep rule for your dependency.

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answered 2011-10-20 01:36:21 -0500

updated 2011-10-20 01:42:19 -0500

What is the status of this wish? As maintainer of ROS packages, this would be very helpful!

As an alternative, I am considering the following two lines:

add-apt-repository ppa:user/ppa-name

apt-get install package

Although I do not know what happens with add-apt-repository if it is already present, hopefully nothing.

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