[ros-users] ROS C Turtle Alpha 5 released
jfaust at willowgarage.com
Wed Jul 14 19:01:46 UTC 2010
Because --pre-clean is much, much slower if you've already built things. If
things aren't rebuilding properly when switching between distros that's
likely a bug in rosbuild, and you should file a ticket.
On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:57 AM, Dan Lazewatsky <dlaz at cse.wustl.edu> wrote:
> I've noticed similar confusion from less experienced folks about when
> to clean. Is there a reason that rosmake doesn't run make clean by
> default? We're going to be setting up one of our computer labs with
> ROS for the fall semester, and I'm wondering if I should alias rosmake
> to rosmake --pre-clean to avoid the inevitable slew of emails from
> frantic students.
> On Jul 14, 2010, at 12:54 PM, Jack O'Quin wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 7:40 PM, Ken Conley <kwc at willowgarage.com>
> > wrote:
> >> More information here:
> >> http://www.ros.org/news/2010/07/ros-c-turtle-alpha-5-released.html
> >> -- your friendly neighborhood ROS C Turtle team
> > We have been upgrading many of our students from boxturtle to cturtle.
> > The binary installs seem to work fine. But several students stumbled
> > over problems of binary incompatibility for external packages built
> > with the two releases.
> > After installing the cturtle packages, they update $ROS_PACKAGE_PATH
> > and try to run their code. It generally segfaults, and they don't know
> > what to do (these are smart, but relatively inexperienced
> > undergraduates).
> > Even running rosmake again does not work. Apparently, the build
> > subtree is full of incompatible files. So, they need to at least use
> > the rosmake --pre-clean option. I've been recommending that they check
> > out a whole new tree and build that.
> > So, this is not a big deal, but I was surprised how much confusion it
> > created. It should probably be documented somehow in the release
> > notes.
> > If it were possible for rosmake and rosrun to detect packages built
> > with the old ABI and issue a clear warning, that would help a lot.
> > Even better if rosmake could automatically do the right thing (e.g.
> > "make clean && make").
> > I consider this more of a documentation issue than a defect, but
> > probably many more users will stumble over it soon.
> > --
> > joq
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