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What is the currently preferred method for a complete source build of ROS Fuerte?

This URL does not seem to work. http://packages.ros.org/cgi-bin/gen_rosinstall.py?rosdistro=fuerte&variant=desktop-full&overlay=no

Originally posted by I Heart Robotics on ROS Answers with karma: 403 on 2012-02-11

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Comment by tfoote on 2012-02-11:
It's now in two systems. There's not good documentation yet. I'll be writing some soon. I'll post a link here when I write it up.

Comment by Eric Perko on 2012-02-27:
I'd like to do a source install also... @tfoote have you written up this documentation yet?


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The catkin guide. As tully says, its still in the works, but its easy enough to follow for building. There is a working rosinstaller you can build off - just add your stacks to the bottom of it:


To start your rosinstall, make sure you have rosinstall updated to the latest version and run it with the --catkin option:

rosinstall --catkin ~/catkin https://raw.github.com/willowgarage/catkin/master/test/test.rosinstall

Originally posted by Daniel Stonier with karma: 3170 on 2012-02-27

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Comment by kwc on 2012-02-27:
@snorri : can you edit your answer to use this link instead (more up-to-date)? http://ros.org/doc/api/catkin/html/

Comment by tfoote on 2012-04-10:
Official guide is up at http://www.ros.org/wiki/electric/Installation/Ubuntu/Source

Comment by Eric Perko on 2012-04-10:
I think you were meaning: http://www.ros.org/wiki/fuerte/Installation/Ubuntu/Source


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