[ros-users] Standard GPS Message

Tully Foote tfoote at willowgarage.com
Fri May 28 04:29:56 UTC 2010

I suggest you take a look at the ROS tutorials.  They talk about how to
setup and use your ROS environment etc.


On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 6:30 PM, Ken Conley <kwc at willowgarage.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 6:08 PM, Mike Purvis
> <mpurvis at clearpathrobotics.com> wrote:
> > Firstly, when I'm setting out to build a new node, it seems it needs to
> have
> > a package. Does it need to have a stack too? Or can I just roscreate-pkg,
> > and then put my python scripts in the src directory?
> A package is sufficient.
> > Secondly, I tried to create my new package outside of $ROS_ROOT--- in a
> > directory that's a peer to ros and ros-tutorials. However, when I do
> this,
> > none of the rosbash tools can find it. Do I need to put my stuff inside
> of
> > $ROS_ROOT, or do I need to add to PATH and PYTHONPATH. If so, should I be
> > doing this by editing the ros setup.sh, or by creating my own?
> You need to update your ROS_PACKAGE_PATH. The python path is
> automatically taken care of if you setup your <depend> tags correctly
> in your packages' manifest.xml (and call
> roslib.load_manifest('mypackage'))
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Tully Foote
Systems Engineer
Willow Garage, Inc.
tfoote at willowgarage.com
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