[Ros-release] Groovy package dependency updates

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 16:15:29 UTC 2012

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 3:07 AM, Tully Foote <tfoote at willowgarage.com>wrote:

> Hi everyone:
> We have cleaned up the dependencies of the core ros packages as a result
> we don't leak dependencies downstream improperly.  This broke a bunch of
> packages that relied on these leaked dependencies.
> We just did a hackathon to fix up most packages but we didn't have time or
> access to fix all packages.  Please take a look at your packages if you see
> that their build status is red on the build farm, hopefully the error will
> be obvious.  If not please email us.  If it's gray, something downstream is
> blocking it, and if it's yellow there's a warning, but it did build
> successfuly.
> Here's the summary of what we did for each package:
> 1) update package.xml to change build_depend(catkin) ->
> buildtool_depend(catkin), or add buildtool_depend(catkin) if none was
> specified.
> 2) Check if packages have warning on the buildfarm: either due to invalid
> fields in package.xml or legacy setup.py style  The debbuild job history
> will have yellow buttons, click on those will show warnings.
> 3) Remove dependencies on langs, genmsg and langs-dev in message packages,
> they become build_depend on message_generation  and run_depend on
> message_runtime.
> The farm is actively rebuilding groovy and we'll be turning it over
> regularly.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

What about dry packages?

According  to the status page [http://www.ros.org/debbuild/groovy.html],
camera1394 1.8.0 is now broken (Red, Green, Green).

Where do I look to figure out what went wrong?

The old debbuild page looks like it was working 10 days ago: [

Is that information stored somewhere else now?
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