[ros-users] [Ros-developers] How do I add an additional package management system for an OS?

Tully Foote tfoote at willowgarage.com
Mon Aug 8 06:08:21 UTC 2011

Hi William,

On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 7:39 PM, Brian Gerkey <gerkey at willowgarage.com> wrote:
> Hi William,
> The new rosdep spec restricts each rule to specify one package manager:
> http://www.ros.org/reps/rep-0111.html#single-package-manager-per-rule
> As I understand that restriction, you'd have to switch the appropriate rosdep.yaml to pull graphviz via brew instead of macports.  I think that the rationale is that we want to minimize sources of variation in the underlying system.
>     brian.

>From REP 111 [1] With the new format I would suggest as follows,
assuming "graphviz" is a package brew knows how to install.

    brew: graphviz

Where rosdep selects the Brew installer based on the keyword 'brew'
instead of the defaut 'macports'


[1] http://www.ros.org/reps/rep-0111.html

> On Aug 7, 2011 4:24 PM, "William Woodall" <wjwwood at gmail.com> wrote:
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Tully Foote
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