[ros-users] Incomplete install instructions for Fuerte on Ubuntu

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 00:06:53 UTC 2012

On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 2:53 PM, Ken Conley <kwc at kwc.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 12:43 PM, Jack O'Quin <jack.oquin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 1:12 PM, Ken Conley <kwc at willowgarage.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 8:26 AM, Jack O'Quin <jack.oquin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> There have been several questions on answers.ros.org which suggest
>>>> that the Fuerte Ubuntu install instructions[1] need to mention the new
>>>> versions of rosinstall, rosdep, rosemacs, etc.
>>> Can you point out specific questions? I've scanned through and can't
>>> get enough context to address these issues.
>>  http://answers.ros.org/question/32875/rosdep-command-not-found

>>> "sudo easy_install -U rosinstall vcstools rospkg rosdep"
>>> I'm not sure I understand the comment well enough to document anything
>>> different (or where to add more breadcrumbs for people to find the
>>> documentation they are looking for).  The above is basically the union
>>> of the rosinstall and rosdep installation instructions (NOTE: rospkg
>>> is installed if you have Fuerte binaries).
>> I'm not sure, either. People who install ROS core from binaries, but
>> use or develop other source packages need to know about some pip
>> installs. They do not appear on the Ubuntu install page.
> I understand a little better now. I added a "Standalone tools" section
> to the Ubuntu binary install page [1] that gives an easy_install
> command for rosinstall and rosdep (rospkg is provided in the Fuerte
> binary, though is safely overrideable with pip/easy_install).  As all
> other install instructions are source-based and thus have you install
> those tools, this will hopefully be sufficient for getting people set
> up.   Thanks for pointing this out.

That looks good to me. It should help.

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