[Fedora Robotics] ROS Fedora packages
tim at niemueller.de
Sat Nov 12 18:10:12 UTC 2011
On 11.11.2011 22:04, Nathan Grennan wrote:
> I am interested in engaging others interested in building ROS
> packages for Fedora. I am a employee of Willow Garage. It is my opinion
> that ROS should be usable on something other than just Ubuntu. It is in
> everyone's interest.
That would be a very welcome addition! We have looked into this a while
ago and the major hurdle at that time was the inability to build ROS
according to the Fedora packaging guidelines. For example, the Ubuntu
packages just install everything to /opt/ros if I'm not mistaken. This
would not be allowed for Fedora. Packages must properly integrate with
the standard filesystem structure.
However, it might be an option to create a third-party repository hosted
at Willow Garage that interested users can use until ROS can be properly
What are your plans, are you aiming for Fedora mainline inclusion, or
having a set of packages hosted at WG? I'll happily discuss any plans
and help bringing this forward.
Tim Niemueller <tim at niemueller.de> www.niemueller.de
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