[ros-users] Help installing third party stacks/packages

Tom Birch froody at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 02:26:36 UTC 2011

That works fine if it's a package with no unsatisfied dependences, but
installing other stacks/packages like say, the kinematics package (
http://www.ros.org/wiki/kinematics) then I have to manually checkout all of
those dependencies.

I can see that roslocate can tell me where to checkout a package from, but I
don't understand how to feed that into rosinstall. Do I just do "roslocate
info $packagename > foo.rosinstall; rosinstall /path/to/install

I found the install scripts at http://www.ros.org/rosinstalls/ but that
seems rather hacky, is this the recommended way of doing things? If so, why
are there no diamondback files there?

I'd really appreciate someone taking the time to explain this to me, because
really none of it makes sense, and the wiki seems to imply that it's trivial
to get stacks/packages listed on the wiki.


On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 8:45 AM, David Lu!! <davidvlu at gmail.com> wrote:

> Someone else can answer how to do this with rosinstall, but in my mind the
> easiest way to do it would be to do an svn checkout of the
> repository/stack.
> -David!!
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 12:54 AM, Tom Birch <froody at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I want to do the urdf tutorials here:
>> http://www.ros.org/wiki/urdf/Tutorials
>> The later ones require urdf_tutorial which is in urdf_tools, which is
>> hosted at wu-ros-pkg <http://www.ros.org/wiki/wu-ros-pkg>
>> What I can't seem to find out is how to install this with rosinstall.
>> Clearly I'm missing something trivial, but what?
>> I'm running on Ubuntu 10.10, and I installed with apt-get, but I'd like to
>> know how to do this on OS X too since I'm planning on doing most of my ROS
>> development there.
>> cheers,
>> Tom
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