[ros-users] compile problem nodelet in OSX

Kevin Walchko kevin.walchko at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 20:31:01 UTC 2011

Sorry I wish I did have a solution … but I don't. However, I think in this case, a simple solution exists that allows the use of the macports version. For lion I think python 2.7 really should be the default.

I like homebrew, because it seems simpler to make the packages, but that method doesn't seem prime time yet. 

I tried doing my own macport port once for OpenCV and it was complicated. By the time I got everything working, an official macport popped up and made all my efforts futile :)

Also, I removed all of the source installs in the rosdep.yaml files in electric and replaced them with macports. It had issues if I left both of them (macports and source) in there. So far the macports seem to be working fine. The only thing that isn't is OpenCV (again) so I tried homebrew, but that didn't work out so well for me. So I finally threw in the towel and installed opencv from source because I just really needed it. I wasn't going to go through the head ache of making my own macport again. 

We really need to come up with a good solution but I am not sure what that is.

On Sep 2, 2011, at 2:44 PM, Brian Gerkey wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 10:37 AM, Kevin Walchko wrote:
>> I don't like installing source code I can't easily remove. That is why I put up with macports.
> hi Kevin,
> That's a fair point.  But it's also an indictment of entire source
> rosdep approach to pulling in third-party stuff.  Can you suggest an
> alternative?
> We need a way to install code that isn't available (or at least isn't
> available at the needed version, or in the needed configuration) from
> an OS's package manager.
> 	brian.
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