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rospack is a command-line program which provides many of the services of the *NIX pkg-config tool. It is used to find packages among the "forest" of code in a typical ROS distribution, calculate dependencies, mangle Makefiles, and in general promote peace and harmony in a ROS distribution.

rospack uses the TinyXML parser, a zLib-licensed library which is available here:


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The ROS package manager.


rospack is a command-line tool for retrieving information about ROS packages available on the filesystem. It implements a wide variety of commands ranging from locating ROS packages in the filesystem, to listing available stacks, to calculating the dependency tree of stacks. It is also used in the ROS build system for calculating build information for packages.

For an equivalent tool for stacks, see rosstack.

Prior to Fuerte, rospack was included in the ros stack. Since Fuerte, it is a standalone tool.

Documentation is available here.

Wiki: rospack (last edited 2013-02-10 23:25:06 by DereckWonnacott)