[ros-users] Installing ROS from source

Billy Okal b.okal at jacobs-university.de
Wed Apr 21 14:52:10 UTC 2010

Hi Frederic,

you can get log4cxx from here


the install instructions(from source) are also available
Section 3*


On Wed, 2010-04-21 at 16:25 +0200, Frederic Siepmann wrote:
> Hello ROS-community,
> I am trying to install ROS from source under ubuntu hardy and I was
> wondering what it is all about with the log4cxx-10-stuff:
> As I have no root access to the system (as I am not the admin) and I
> have to build ros into an existing software tree. So I wonder why
> rosinstall is asking for root privileges for an from source build.
> Actually I already have the log4cxx version ROS is asking for installed
> and it is in my PKG_CONFIG_PATH but still ros want's to build it and
> install it with root priv...
> So the question is: How can I tell rosinstall to use my already
> installed deps such as log4cxx if not with the PKG_CONFIG_PATH or can I
> tell rosinstall to actually build log4cxx to a location I want ?
> Any help much appreciated.
> Greetings from Germany
> Frederic
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