[ros-users] best practice to install PCL in ROS

Dejan Pangercic dejan.pangercic at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 23:57:19 UTC 2011

Hi there,

could anyone please tell us what is the best (recommended) way to
install PCL under ROS?
We normally follow the instructions given on
http://www.ros.org/wiki/perception_pcl which are made to check out the
trunk version of PCL
(http://svn.pointclouds.org/ros/trunk/perception_pcl/pcl/) but that
trunk does not seem to have e.g. visualization library and some other
components such as e.g. "pcl/console/*".
In addition we've also noticed lately Radu suggesting installing PCL
standalone when users reported having problems with PCL in ROS - but
that can then not be used in ROS right?

We would very much appreciate if someone could elaborate on this a bit. Thanks.

On behalf of interns at Bosch, D.
MSc. Dejan Pangercic
PhD Student/Researcher
Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group
Technische Universität München
Telephone: +49 (89) 289-26908
E-Mail: dejan.pangercic at cs.tum.edu
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