Re: [ros-users] roscreate permissions issue

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Author: User discussions
To: User discussions
Subject: Re: [ros-users] roscreate permissions issue
On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 3:18 PM, maitri982 <> wrote:
> first question found an issue with the relative
> newbies have there use i suppose.
> As for this question, I am in the ROS home directory which you get to via
> issuing the roscd command...

The roscd command takes you to the ROS_ROOT directory, which is not
your home directory. If you've used a system-wide installation, such
as from the debs, this will be in a restricted read-only part of your
filesystem where you do not have write-permission, hence the failure.

Your "home directory" (usually located at /home/username) in linux can
typically be reached using "cd" or "cd ~". It is the directory on the
computer where your user does have write permissions.