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How do I find which debian package a stack is in?

asked 2011-04-13 05:10:27 -0500

hersh gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:09:31 -0500

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Is there a way to search through the available ros-* debian packages to find which one contains a particular ROS stack or ROS package? I wanted to install the image_transport_plugins stack, but the wiki page doesn't give me the right info. (The base ROS Debian packages have been reorganized in Diamondback.)

I don't want to just install all of ROS to make sure I get the one small stack I need. Is there some index of debian ros package contents I can search through?

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answered 2011-04-13 11:11:55 -0500

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Debian package names can be derived from ros-ROSDISTRO-STACK-NAME

Where ROSDISTRO is boxturtle, cturtle, or diamondback

STACK-NAME is the stack name with underscores replaced with dashes. (ala common_msgs -> common-msgs)

TO find what stack a package is inside of I usually visit the wiki page and look at the header.

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answered 2011-04-13 05:19:57 -0500

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Not sure if there is a ROS way, but the debian/ubuntu-way is to use apt-file. You would need a repository with contents though.

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I feel like an 'apt-cache search packagename' should also return the stack to install for the package. As of now, it only seems to work for the stack name.
AHornung gravatar image AHornung  ( 2011-04-13 05:22:29 -0500 )edit

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