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rosinstall fails when encountering kforge repos from generated .rosinstall file

asked 2011-08-12 13:49:41 -0500

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When issuing the command:

rosinstall ~/Documents/ROS "http://packages.ros.org/cgi-bin/gen_rosinstall.py?rosdistro=diamondback&variant=desktop-full&overlay=no"

I first get the error message:

Unable to download URL [http://packages.ros.org/cgi-bin/gen_rosinstall.py?rosdistro=diamondback&variant=desktop-full&overlay=no]: couldn't load config uri http://packages.ros.org/cgi-bin/gen_r... ERROR: Bad remote rosinstall source: http://packages.ros.org/cgi-bin/gen_r... This can be caused by empty or malformed remote rosinstall file.

However, I can view http://packages.ros.org/cgi-bin/gen_r... in my web browser, and rosinstall actually creates the .rosinstall file in the correct directory.

When I issue the command: rosinstall ./ .rosinstall , rosinstall is able to checkout everything from code.ros.org , but throws an exception when it gets to the kforge geometry stack. Here's the error:

Installing https://kforge.ros.org/geometry/geometry geometry-1.4.2 to /home/dvenable/Documents/ROS/geometry abort: error: Connection timed out ERROR: Failed to install tree '/home/dvenable/Documents/ROS/geometry' Checkout of https://kforge.ros.org/geometry/geometry version geometry-1.4.2 into /home/dvenable/Documents/ROS/geometry failed.

However I am able to view the https://kforge.ros.org/geometry/geometry website.

Issuing a manual clone: hg clone https://kforge.ros.org/geometry/geometry geometry also fails with a "Connection timed out"

Any suggestions, or is kforge just down. Tried this on the same llaptop at work and at home, so I'm guessing it's either a connection error on their end, or something's just not configured correctly. I made sure to add all the deps on the wiki:

sudo apt-get install build-essential python-yaml cmake subversion wget python-setuptools mercurial

Thanks

-DV

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answered 2011-08-12 18:13:36 -0500

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I'm able to clone the geometry repo linked above. I suspect that kforge might have had a hiccup, or you had connection problems. I suggest that you retry.

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answered 2011-08-12 23:34:43 -0500

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Tully,

I'm able to clone the repo from my windows machine on the same connection, so it must be something awkward with the default Ubuntu 10.04 Mercurial install / network config. Any hints?

-DV

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answered 2011-08-13 00:03:46 -0500

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Tully,

Updating mercuial and restarting did the trick. Thanks for checking for me!

-DV

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