<note important>This needs to be confirmed, but it should work…</note>
When you need to build a separate package for ROS, instead of going throught all the steps like in the installation process, this should work
mkdir -p temp_dir/src cd temp_dir/src # Here, put your package_folder cd ../ # Maybe you can try this to resolve the dependencies, but I'm reaaaaally not sure 'bout that... #rosdep install --from-paths src --ignore-src --rosdistro hydro -y -r --os=debian:wheezy sudo /opt/ros/hydro/env.sh catkin_make_isolated -DBUILD_BINARY_PACKAGE=ON -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt/ros/hydro -DCMAKE_INSTALL_LIBDIR=lib --install --merge --install-space /opt/ros/hydro
Aaaannd, that's it.
This one doesn't directly rely on catkin, it doesn't manage dependencies though…
mkdir yourpackage git clone --branch release/hydro/@package_name@/@package_branch@ @git_repository@ @package_name@ mkdir build cd build cmake ../@package_name@ -DSETUPTOOLS_DEB_LAYOUT=OFF -DCATKIN_BUILD_BINARY_PACKAGE=ON -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt/ros/hydro -DCMAKE_INSTALL_LIBDIR=lib make sudo make install
This method comes from the Archlinux PKGBUILDs, it works on Debian like this. There should be a way to checkinstall make install… and then we could (fully) package ROS for Debian in an easy, kinda automatic way…