[ros-users] Replacement of PIP installed tools with apt based installation

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 17:52:26 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 11:19 AM, Lorenz Mösenlechner <moesenle at in.tum.de> wrote:
> Hi Jack,
> On my system (Ubuntu Oneiric) it is actually resolved (import
> rosinstall works). As I understand it, debian packages are supposed to
> put their python files in /usr/share/pyshared. See
> http://wiki.debian.org/Python/Policy, in particular:
>  /usr/share/pyshared: Every file into this directory is made available
> in /usr/lib/pythonX.Y/site-packages, if the package supports pythonX.Y
> and pythonX.Y is installed on the system. This directory is not
> directly included in sys.path.

Thanks. I was wondering about how that is supposed to work.

On my Oneiric system, /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages does not exist.
Maybe that's the problem.

There is a /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages, but nothing got linked to that.

More information about the ros-users mailing list