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

William Woodall wjwwood at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 15:34:44 UTC 2011

Agreed, I am just seeing what problems I run into with Homebrew, Macports
may still end up being the best solution.


William Woodall
Graduate Software Engineering
Auburn University
w at auburn.edu
wjwwood at gmail.com

On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Brian Gerkey <gerkey at willowgarage.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 6:05 AM, William Woodall <wjwwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I see, so I would add the key value pair 'brew': HomebrewInstaller to the
> > installers dictionary in the Osx class and rosdep will goto osx -> lion
> ->
> > and select the first key that exists in the installers dictionary?
> There will only be one installer for each (rosdep name, os name, os
> version) tuple.
> > So, I would need to comment out all macports references in the
> rosdep.yaml's
> > in order for it to exclusively use brew?  For experimenting I just
> commented
> > out the insertion of the MacportsInstaller into the installers dictionary
> in
> > the Osx class.
> That's what I was thinking, but following Tully's example below, you
> could instead specialize each osx or macports rule to have both a
> 'snow/macports' definition and a 'lion/brew' definition.  That would
> leave the current rules in place for Snow Leopard and head in the
> direction of changing from macports to homebrew, starting with Lion.
> I haven't tried homebrew, so I don't know whether to say that it's a
> good way to go, but I'd be happy to try something other than macports.
> The broader thing to note here is that we should try to agree on which
> package manager we'll use on a given version of OS X to bring in
> UNIX-style libraries.  I think that we'll be better off if we can
> avoid mixing system dependencies from, for example, both macports and
> homebrew.
>        brian.
> > On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 1:08 AM, Tully Foote <tfoote at willowgarage.com>
> wrote:
> >> From REP 111 [1] With the new format I would suggest as follows,
> >> assuming "graphviz" is a package brew knows how to install.
> >>
> >> osx:
> >>  lion:
> >>    brew: graphviz
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