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rosinstall fails when encountering kforge repos from generated .rosinstall file

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

venabled gravatar image

When issuing the command:

rosinstall ~/Documents/ROS ""

I first get the error message:

Unable to download URL []: couldn't load config uri ERROR: Bad remote rosinstall source: This can be caused by empty or malformed remote rosinstall file.

However, I can view 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 , but throws an exception when it gets to the kforge geometry stack. Here's the error:

Installing 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 version geometry-1.4.2 into /home/dvenable/Documents/ROS/geometry failed.

However I am able to view the website.

Issuing a manual clone: hg clone 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



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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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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?


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

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


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