[ros-users] $PYTHONPATH in launch files

Advait Jain advait at cc.gatech.edu
Thu May 20 15:28:28 UTC 2010

I think the goal is to ensure that launch files continue to
work whether you launch nodes locally or remotely by
putting the environment variables in the launch files
and not relying on how the bashrc is set up.

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Armin Hornung
<HornungA at informatik.uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
>> You can change environment variables through your launch file:
>> http://www.ros.org/wiki/roslaunch/XML/env
> True, but shouldn't it be the default within a launch environment to
> keep the system-wide environment variables intact, so that a node
> behaves identically from the command line and in the launch file?
> Otherwise, you would have to adjust the launch file in question on each
> machine to point to exactly the same PYTHONPATH as is already configured
> on the machine...
> Cheers,
> Armin
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