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asked 2011-02-24 11:32:39 -0500

Yongqiang Gao gravatar image

updated 2011-02-24 13:57:46 -0500

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May I ask a fresh question, that when i try to run find_object package,it does not be downloaded. And reference is "" I ask some of my colleagues that it only should download one by one files at "",. which is so confused to me, cause it has too many files and sub-files.

So could there be anther way to download this SVN source quickly?

Best regards.

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This question applies to many use cases, in addition to that specific tutorial.
joq gravatar image joq  ( 2011-02-24 13:59:46 -0500 )edit
OK, we can solve problem when we face it. Thank u. and best regards.
Yongqiang Gao gravatar image Yongqiang Gao  ( 2011-02-24 15:49:39 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-02-24 12:51:54 -0500

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updated 2011-02-25 08:19:07 -0500

That tutorial skips over several important preliminary steps. This is the best answer I know. Maybe someone else has a better approach.

Install the ROS binary packages if you have not already (see: Ubuntu C-turtle installation).

Create your own rosinstall file (find_object.rosinstall for this example), containing these three lines:

- other: {local-name: /opt/ros/cturtle/ros}
- other: {local-name: /opt/ros/cturtle/stacks}
- svn: {local-name: find_object, uri: ''}

Run rosinstall on that file, and source the setup.bash script (which you should probably add to your ~/.bashrc script).

You can do all of the above with these shell commands:

$ cp /opt/ros/cturtle/.rosinstall find_object.rosinstall
$ roslocate info find_object >> find_object.rosinstall
$ rosinstall ~/ros find_object.rosinstall
$ source ~/ros/setup.bash

Follow the tutorial after that.

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how do you create the rosinstall file? do you just create with a text editor and place it in the /opt/ros/cturtle/ directory?

Sentinal_Bias gravatar image Sentinal_Bias  ( 2013-05-12 15:46:30 -0500 )edit

C-turtle was a long time ago. You probably want to run a more recent ROS distro. Each distro comes with a .rosinstall in its top-level directory.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2013-05-13 03:55:08 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-02-24 13:45:29 -0500

Yongqiang Gao gravatar image

updated 2011-02-24 13:47:43 -0500

So thanks Jack O'Quin, and i was successful at last. while i give the tiny mini error on it that, for: -svn: {local-name: find_object, uri: ''}

and thanks Jack O'Quin again..

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You are welcome. (I corrected the typo you found, thanks.)
joq gravatar image joq  ( 2011-02-24 13:56:34 -0500 )edit
Thanks to u, i take charge of computer vision on our Robot with ROS. Keep in touch with each other, and may i learn from on you.
Yongqiang Gao gravatar image Yongqiang Gao  ( 2011-02-24 15:47:38 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-08-18 15:07:22 -0500

pavanchirmade gravatar image

updated 2014-08-18 15:20:41 -0500

I tried the same thing as joq stated on ros fuerte to install the rosfalcon package for the Novint Falcon. But I get an error HTTP error 404: not found when I use the roslocate info. I downloaded the .tar file for libnifalcon but I am not able to install it.

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Please ask this as a new question, with more details about the exact URL you're having trouble with.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-08-18 16:14:07 -0500 )edit

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