[ros-users] Add package list to deb description in rosrelease

Armin Hornung HornungA at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Thu Sep 13 09:18:01 UTC 2012

On 2012-09-10 15:40, Christian Dornhege wrote:
> Hi,
> would it be possible to automatically add the list of packages in a
> stack that is being released to the .deb description? Just adding a
> string like "Contains the following ROS packages: ..." should be enough.
> The main reason would be that now it is possible to do:
>     apt-cache search PACKAGE
> and the result should contain the released stacks that contain the
> package.

Definitely +1 to that! In fact there already are some tickets ;)


It looks like it's currently working in some cases (std_msgs) but not 
all (apt-cache search amcl).


Armin Hornung
Humanoid Robots Lab, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Contact: http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~hornunga

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