robotpkg is a compilation framework and packaging system for installing
robotics software developed by the robotic community. It also contains packages
for some general, third-party open-source software that the robotics software
depends on and that is not commonly packaged by major unix distributions.
Each package in
robotpkg has its own version control system and build system
robotpkg acts merely as an automated wrapper to build and install software
and its dependencies. The packaged software does not depend in any way on
robotpkg, so that manual installation (without
robotpkg) is always
robotpkg itself is lightweight, in the sense that only the packages
you are interested in will be downloaded and installed.
robotpkg is based on the NetBSD Package System, also known as pkgsrc and is
released under an open-source, BSD license (note that each individual package
has its own license, which is usually open-source, but not necessarily).
Visit http://robotpkg.openrobots.org/ for more information.