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asked 2011-03-19 01:21:07 -0600

Sudarshan gravatar image

updated 2011-03-22 11:53:32 -0600


Sorry for the repeated query, but someone pointed out that my question was very vague. My question is basically how do I go about installing all the wonderful software and packages available on into ROS on my system. I am using the latest version of ROS Diamondback on Mac OS X 10.5. Furthermore, I would like to know how to install the various client libraries that are available for ROS (is it a different procedure to install them, if so how?)

Thanks, S.

I would like to install and use roslua. I've read through some of the documentation (not all, so I might've not come across it yet), but I am not sure how to install roslua in my ros system. That actually goes for any client library or package that I like to install.

Thanks, install.

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Julius gravatar image Julius  ( 2011-03-28 01:07:02 -0600 )edit

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answered 2011-03-22 05:53:30 -0600

Paul Vernaza gravatar image

On Ubuntu, some packages are installable via Ubuntu packages (i.e., apt-get, synaptic), so you could try that first. If no Ubuntu package is available, you can download the source from the repository, put it in a subdirectory of your ROS_PACKAGE_PATH, and compile with with rosmake. That's generally all you need to do.

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Does this go for client libraries as well?
Sudarshan gravatar image Sudarshan  ( 2011-03-22 11:54:07 -0600 )edit
I suppose so, but I'm guessing at least roscpp and rospy will be installed by default if you install in any typical way.
Paul Vernaza gravatar image Paul Vernaza  ( 2011-03-22 18:39:50 -0600 )edit
Yes all packages work this way, including client libraries.
tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2011-03-22 21:16:18 -0600 )edit

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