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

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 01:24:58 UTC 2011

On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 9:26 PM, Tom Birch <froody at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> file://`pwd`/foo.rosinstall"?
> 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.

There is a relatively detailed explanation here...


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