[ros-users] problem using ros_tutorials

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Fri May 14 22:00:31 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 4:29 PM, Michael Styer <michael at styer.net> wrote:
> On 05/14/2010 02:21 PM, Jack O'Quin wrote:
>> On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 4:15 PM, Michael Styer<michael at styer.net>  wrote:
>>> Thanks for the suggestion, Felix. I found the real problem just now,
>>> though. I was running rosinstall under sudo, and sudo wasn't preserving
>>> $ROS_ROOT, so rosinstall failed to create setup.sh. Adding env_keep=* to
>>> the Defaults section in /etc/sudoers did the trick.
>> Running it under sudo is probably a bad idea.
>> Why are you doing that?
> Just because I'm installing it in /opt, which isn't world-writeable,
> rather than ~, because my /home partition is kind of full. Of course
> there are all kinds of ways around that, and 'sudo rosinstall' is only
> one of them, I just happened to do it that way and couldn't figure out
> for a bit why it didn't work.

Stupid question. I misread your earlier post as "sudo rosrun" rather
than "sudo rosinstall".

Sorry for the noise.

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