[ros-users] cannot install diamondback in slackware-linux

Rodrigo Ventura yoda at isr.ist.utl.pt
Sat Jun 18 13:11:22 UTC 2011

Unfortunately this tutorial is outdated and misleading. I followed it but it is inaccurate, namely in what concerns the (hardcoded) OS list in http://www.ros.org/doc/api/roslib/html/python/roslib.os_detect-pysrc.html#OSDetect.__init__ that is not used at all since, it is called by ros/ros/tools/rosdep/src/rosdep/core.py (line 296) with (another) hardcoded OS list in this file, but with nice separate py files for each OS.

I'll continue to try to add slackware as a supported OS, and will contribute with the necessary patches and if time allows an updated tutorial.


On 2011/06/11, at 14:12, Jack O'Quin wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 7:05 AM, Rodrigo Ventura <yoda at isr.ist.utl.pt> wrote:
>> The crux of the problem seems to originate on the fact that slackware is not explicitly supported (although I read somewhere that it'd be appropriate for ROS deployments). Is there a way I could add it? Where are the involved files?
> Follow the tutorials Tully posted:
>> If you would like to contribute support for a new OS please see
>> the instructions on the wiki at http://www.ros.org/wiki/rosdep#Adding_support_for_another_Operating_System_to_rosdep
>> If you submit patches in trac they can be merged into upcoming releases.
> Contributions are appreciated.
> -- 
>  joq
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Rodrigo Ventura
Institute for Systems and Robotics
Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisbon, Portugal

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