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I am pretty excited to have Turtlebot on Electric! I'm keen to try it on 11.10 at some point, but I'm still using Natty for now.

I've just done the upgrade to ros-electric-turtlebot (finally!) and had an upstart problem along the way. In install.bash, the chmods are pointed at /usr/bin (should be /usr/sbin), and the mkdirs error out if you've already run the script once or otherwise created the stuff in /etc/ros.

There are easy fixes for both of these: point the chmods at /usr/sbin, and add -p to the mkdir calls.

Here's my install.bash. Feel free to use it, of course, if it correctly fixes the problems:


# Run this as root, from the directory containing it!
# USAGE: sudo ./install.bash
#  or
# sudo ./install.bash usb0
# where usb0 is whatever network interface you want to set the robot
# up for.  wlan0 is the default.


if [ $# -gt 0 ]; then
    if [ "$1" != "" ]; then

echo "Installing using network interface $interface."

sed "s/wlan0/$interface/g" < turtlebot-start > /usr/sbin/turtlebot-start
chmod +x /usr/sbin/turtlebot-start
sed "s/wlan0/$interface/g"  /usr/sbin/turtlebot-stop
chmod +x /usr/sbin/turtlebot-stop
sed "s/wlan0/$interface/g"  /etc/init/turtlebot.conf

# Copy files into /etc/ros/electric/turtlebot
mkdir -p /etc/ros
mkdir -p /etc/ros/electric
cat turtlebot.launch > /etc/ros/electric/turtlebot.launch

echo '. /opt/ros/electric/setup.bash; export ROS_PACKAGE_PATH=/home/turtlebot/ros:${ROS_PACKAGE_PATH}' > /etc/ros/setup.bash

Originally posted by Alaina on ROS Answers with karma: 121 on 2011-11-04

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The /sbin has already been fixed in trunk, and will soon be in debs (we had some delays due to spinning up for Oneric). I just added the mkdir -p, thanks.

In the future, things that are clearly a bug/defect are best posted as a ticket on the appropriate Trac instance (for turtlebot, that is https://kforge.ros.org/turtlebot/trac)

Originally posted by fergs with karma: 13902 on 2011-11-04

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Original comments

Comment by fergs on 2011-12-06:
Yes, this should be in current debs

Comment by osuairt on 2011-12-06:
Can I ask has this been added to the debs yet?


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