[Ros-release] rosdoc_lite branches and Hydro documentation

Dirk Thomas dthomas at osrfoundation.org
Tue Jul 30 01:32:18 UTC 2013

On 27.07.2013 15:46, Jack O'Quin wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 1:51 PM, Dirk Thomas <dthomas at osrfoundation.org <mailto:dthomas at osrfoundation.org>> wrote:
> Ideally, it should be python-rosdoc-lite and not ros-hydro-rosdoc-lite. I suppose the problem is that it depends on genmsg, which depends on catkin, and both of them would have to become
> distro-independent, first.
> Does that imply that no catkin package can be distro-independent?

Yes, a distro-independent package can never depend on a distro-specific package.

> Pip install is OK up to a point, but we've all been bitten by packages like this that did not get updated when the rest of the Ubuntu repository changed. So, I favor building a pure python-rosdoc-lite
> Ubuntu package, too. I guess I'll have to learn how to do that.

Mostly all ros-infrastructure tools are therefore dual-released: as a Debian package as well as via PIP.
You can take a look to any of them (e.g. rosdistro, catkin_pkg, rosinstall-generator, bloom, ...)

- Dirk

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