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# ROS Namespace Conventions
## Environment Variables
### ``ROS_NAMESPACE`` Environment Variable
All computers part of the ``D-FaLL-System`` should have the environment variable ``ROS_NAMESPACE`` set to the value ``dfall``.
You can check this from any terminal window with the command
This environment vairable is set in the file:
The environemnt variable is set by the following line in that file:
export ROS_NAMESPACE='dfall'
### ``DEFAULT_{AGENT,COORD}_ID`` Environment Variables
The ```` also sets the environment variables for the default agent ID and the default coordinator ID, called ``DFALL_DEFAULT_AGENT_ID`` and ``DFALL_DEFAULT_COORD_ID``. These are set by the following line in the ```` file:
export DFALL_DEFAULT_AGENT_ID=$(cat /etc/dfall_default_agent_id)
export DFALL_DEFAULT_COORD_ID=$(cat /etc/dfall_default_coord_id)
This is the only place in the whole ``D-FaLL-System`` where the files ``/etc/dfall_default_{agent,coord}_id`` are referred to.
- These files should never be access from within any code,<br>
- To use these default ID's within any code, they should be added as parameters when launch the respective node,<br>
- The launch files is the only place where the default ID environment variables should be used.<br>
## Launching nodes
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<arg name="agentid" default="$(optenv DFALL_DEFAULT_ID)" />
<arg name="agentID" default="$(optenv DFALL_DEFAULT_AGENT_ID)" />
<!-- Example of how to use the value in agentid -->
<!-- <param name="param" value="$(arg agentid)"/> -->
<!-- Example of how to use the value in agentID -->
<!-- <param name="param" value="$(arg agentID)"/> -->
<group ns="agent$(arg agentid)">
<group ns="agent$(arg agentID)">
<!-- CRAZY RADIO -->
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type = "PPSClient"
<rosparam command="load" file="$(find d_fall_pps)/param/ClientConfig.yaml" />
<param name="agentID" value="$(arg agentid)" />
<param name="agentID" value="$(arg agentID)" />
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type = "ParameterService"
<param name="type" type="str" value="agent" />
<param name="agentID" type="str" value="$(arg agentid)" />
<param name="agentID" type="str" value="$(arg agentID)" />
command = "load"
file = "$(find d_fall_pps)/param/SafeController.yaml"
export ROS_MASTER_URI=http://teacher:11311
export ROS_IP=$(hostname -I | awk '{print $1;}')
export DFALL_DEFAULT_ID=$(cat /etc/dfall_default_id)
export DFALL_DEFAULT_AGENT_ID=$(cat /etc/dfall_default_agent_id)
export DFALL_DEFAULT_COORD_ID=$(cat /etc/dfall_default_coord_id)
export ROS_NAMESPACE='dfall'
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