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2013-04-16 11:18:49 -0600 answered a question Pelican drivers error

I don't know if you already had it done, but for those who may get stucked in such a problem, here is my step by step to install mav_tools and asctec_drivers . It worked to me, for ROS-Groovy, after a lot of mistakes and helps from this forum. I will start from the beginning:

First step, make sure you have GIT installed:

sudo apt-get install git-core

Second step, create a folder where you are going to have other packages from ROS, those you can not install through apt-get... For example:

mkdir ~/rospackages
cd ~/rospackages
and download the packages, you can find the links in Ros website. I cant publish links here.

Third step, you need to indicate where are the ROS packages, now you will have two folders, the original from ROS installation, and the one you have created:

export ROS_PACKAGE_PATH=~/rospackages/:/opt/ros/groovy

The : adds another folder, so if you have another folder to add, just write : and the location. It is important that ~/rospackages comes first so, you won't have any problems with read/write problems.

Fourth step, now you can do:

rosdep install mav_tools
rosmake mav_tools

Well, I had two erros after doing rosmake, so it leads to my final steps. If there were no errors after rosmake, ignore the following steps:

Fifth step, you may have an error related to the version of rosdep, it is caused due a conflict with the versions installed. So you will need to remove the easy-installed version:

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosdep*

Try again rosmake mav_tools.

Sixth step, you may have a problem related to rosgraph and python-netifaces. Just do the following command:

rosdep update

Try again rosmake mav_tools

After you have done it, just write:

rosdep install asctec_drivers
rosmake asctec_drivers
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2013-04-02 05:38:55 -0600 answered a question urdfdom_model problem

You do need to have ros-groovy-urdfdom

sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-urdfdom

Than you just need to execute

rosrun urdfdom check_urdf my_urdf.xml

you dont need the urdfdom_model

And finally, when you are going to convert it to pdf, you do

rosrun urdfdom urdf_to_graphiz my_urdf.xml
2013-04-02 03:51:28 -0600 commented answer ros mapping

Hi, the first link about the CityFlyer project is not working. Is this one? http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5980460 Thanks in advance.

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