I think you should have a look at these links (freenect_camera, openni_camera, freenect_stack). You can
apt-get install these packages directly if you have a debian Hydro already installed. alternatively you can also
clone and build each package in your
catkin workspace and source the
devel/setup.bash to work with these packages.
mkdir -p ~/catkin_ws/src
git clone https://github.com/ros-drivers/openni_camera.git
and finally you can do
to check if your ROS is able to see this package or not. Hope this helps.
Originally posted by MKI with karma: 246 on 2014-10-23
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Comment by SheerSt on 2014-10-24:
Thanks, this was super helpful. I ended up doing the apt-get install, but I was hoping to just install it to my workspace. I tried everything you listed above, but instead of using the individual packages I cloned the freenect stack git (it didn't work). Also - what does
roscd openni_camera do?
Comment by MKI on 2014-10-25:
may be you have not installed the
git in your pc you can try
sudo apt-get install git first and then try the above steps.
roscd is the ros implementation of the
linux cd (a.k.a. change directory command) which is used to navigate to the
ros packages in your pc.