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Hi all,

Can someone tell me how to configure the environment for Fuerte so that I can get my custom packages to run as before?

I am looking for something similar to this:


Thanks Cheers


Originally posted by ChickenSoup on ROS Answers with karma: 387 on 2012-04-25

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Use rosinstall. Suppose you want to put your local packages into ~/ros-fuerte/workspace and create an overlay in ~/ros-fuerte:

sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo pip install rosinstall

mkdir -p ~/ros-fuerte/workspace
rosinstall ~/ros-fuerte /opt/ros/fuerte ~/ros-fuerte/workspace

This creates a setup.bash and friends in ~/ros-fuerte. Source it and your environment should be set.

Originally posted by Lorenz with karma: 22731 on 2012-04-25

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Comment by joq on 2012-04-26:
Good approach, and it works similarly for Electric workspaces. I like the new rosws script, which is packaged with rosinstall. http://www.ros.org/doc/api/rosinstall/html/rosws.html

Comment by Lorenz on 2012-04-26:
Yes. rosws is probably the better choice.

Comment by ChickenSoup on 2012-04-26:
@Lorenz Thank you very much!


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