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turtlesim_node wont start on MAC OSX 10.6

asked 2011-05-22 19:51:36 -0500

Sergio Omar gravatar image

Im trying to start with ROS, so im following the tutorials, my problem comes when I want to launch turtlesim_node by using the command rosrun turtlesim turtlesim_node. It says:

[rosrun] Couldn't find executable named turtlesim_node below /Users/ME/ros/ros_tutorials/turtlesim

Then i try: rosmake turtlesim and i got these errors:

"wxBitmap::wxBitmap(int, int, int)", referenced from: turtlesim::TurtleFrame::TurtleFrame(wxWindow)in turtle_frame.o "_wxDefaultPosition", referenced from: turtlesim::TurtleFrame::TurtleFrame(wxWindow)in turtle_frame.o ld: symbol(s) not found collect2: ld returned 1 exit status make[3]: * [../bin/turtlesim_node] Error 1 make[2]: [CMakeFiles/turtlesim_node.dir/all] Error 2 make[1]: ** [all] Error 2

any idea what could be wrong? thanks in advance

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answered 2011-06-12 08:01:18 -0500

Brian Gerkey gravatar image

I just built the diamondback ros_tutorials stack from source on a OS X 10.6.7 machine, and had no trouble compiling, linking, or running turtlesim/turtlesim_node. It works fine for me. Looks like you have a problem with your wx installation. Suggestions:

  • Make sure you have wx (and other supporting libraries) installed:
    rosmake --rosdep-install ros_tutorials
  • Reinstall wx:
    sudo port deactivate wxWidgets-python
    sudo port uninstall wxWidgets-python
    sudo port install wxWidgets-python
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answered 2011-06-06 08:23:06 -0500

PE Obi Wan gravatar image

I'm also starting out on ROS and have the same issue, but I'm running on Ubuntu.

My output is:

rmp@rfm5237-003:~$ rosrun turtlesim turtlesim_node [rospack] couldn't find package [turtlesim]

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This is a different problem. You have not installed the turtlesim package. If you'd like help please ask in a new question.
tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2011-06-07 05:48:20 -0500 )edit
this was a mistake in the tutorials you need to install ros-diamondback-desktop
mmwise gravatar image mmwise  ( 2011-06-09 10:21:22 -0500 )edit

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