[Fedora Robotics] ROS on fedora: the pcl issue

Ankur Sinha sanjay.ankur at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 08:23:28 UTC 2012

Hi folks,

I was trying to build ROS on fedora. Not an rpm or anything, just plain
ROS as described here[1]. Quite at the end, I ran into the issue with
pcl[2], which will be resolved in pcl-2.0. I was wondering if anyone
knew a workaround for the time being to get ROS working on fedora, until
we package it up?

The page[1] is a little incomplete. This is the list of packages I
needed to install:

python-empy python-nose log4cxx-devel wxGTK-devel qt4-devel
wxPython-devel yaml-cpp-devel opencv-devel tinyxml-devel

There's also a tiny change in the rosdep that needs to be made[3]

Until we get ROS packaged up, I was thinking of putting up a wiki page
(or updating the ROS page) detailing how one can use ROS on their fedora
system. (It installs stuff in /opt etc., but I don't think that can be
helped at the moment. I'm using a vm at the moment)

If any one has any pointers on the pcl issue, please do let me know. If
possible, I could host a separate repo on my fedorapeople space with a
ros-specific pcl version.

[1] http://www.ros.org/wiki/fuerte/Installation/Fedora

[2] http://dev.pointclouds.org/issues/699

[3] https://code.ros.org/trac/ros/ticket/3929
Warm regards,
Ankur: "FranciscoD"

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