ROS Jade : Configuration

Configuring ROS

If you have not installed ROS, I have written a short guide describing the process. It can be found here found here

Install ROS - Jade on Ubuntu 14.10

The first step is to check whether the environment variables for ROS are setup properly Do a

[email protected]:~$ export | grep ROS

Look for ROS_ROOT and ROS_PACKAGE_PATH whether they are set.

It should look something like this

List of all nodes in the Hadoop Cluster
</figure> If not, just do a
[email protected]:~$ source /opt/ros/<distro>/setup.bash
where is the distribution name of you OS. version of ROS installed (Jade Turtle for our case). ### Creating ROS Workspace I will be using [catkin](http://wiki.ros.org/catkin) to create my workspace.
[email protected]:~$ mkdir -p ~/catkin_ws/src
[email protected]:~$ cd ~/catkin_ws/src
[email protected]:~$ catkin_init_workspace
Even though the folder is empty(we just have a file named CMakeLists.txt). We can still build the workspace.
[email protected]:~$ catkin_make
[email protected]:~$ cd ~/catkin_ws/
Do an `ls` and now you can see that we have folders like `build`, `devel` folder. Inside the `devel` folder, there are several `*.sh` files ## Source the setup file
[email protected]:~/catkin_ws$ source devel/setup.bash
To make sure, everything is done correctly so far, do
[email protected]:~/catkin_ws$ echo $ROS_PACKAGE_PATH
/opt/ros/jade/share:/opt/ros/jade/stacks
[email protected]:~/catkin_ws$
If that is your Output for the prompt, you are good to go. Till then Goodbye! ### References : * [http://wiki.ros.org/ROS/Tutorials/InstallingandConfiguringROSEnvironment](http://wiki.ros.org/ROS/Tutorials/InstallingandConfiguringROSEnvironment)

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