[ros-users] Evil bug in installation instructions

William Woodall wjwwood at gmail.com
Mon May 7 18:19:31 UTC 2012

It is interesting, I wonder why the `rosws`[1] command is not used here?  I
suppose it might be trying to explain the role of ROS_PACKAGE_PATH and
ROS_WORKSPACE, but I think it would be better to add information about
ROS_WORKSPACE here: http://ros.org/wiki/ROS/EnvironmentVariables, and use
`rosws` in the tutorial.  Manually creating a setup.sh file seems tedious
and unnecessary.

[1] http://www.ros.org/doc/api/rosinstall/html/


William Woodall
Graduate Software Engineering
Auburn University
w at auburn.edu
wjwwood at gmail.com

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM, David <spamfuerdavid at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> IMHO there is a bug in the configuration tutorial on
> http://www.ros.org/wiki/ROS/**Tutorials/**InstallingandConfiguringROSEnv**
> ironment<http://www.ros.org/wiki/ROS/Tutorials/InstallingandConfiguringROSEnvironment>in section 3.2:
> If you run the first line of the listing, the $ROS_PACKAGE_PATH variable
> is expanded, which should not be done like that. If there is no
> $ROS_PACKAGE_PATH set on call time of the command, the string is expanded
> to "export ROS_PACKAGE_PATH=~/ros_**workspace:"
> If you want to rosmake your first package this results in
> [rospack] Error: package/stack shutter depends on non-existent package
> roscpp
> Greets,
> David
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