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catkinize throws ValueError: Path is not a rosbuild stack

asked 2014-01-03 03:50:28 -0500

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updated 2014-01-05 19:21:03 -0500

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Hello and happy new year!

I am trying to migrate some simple ROS packages (Fuerte) to Hydro and catkin.

As far as I understand the catkinize programm should be able to migrate packages from rosbuild to catkinize. But so far it has failed with two simple packages showing this traceback. According to no special preperations, except for setting up the workspace should be required.

 catkinize sas_utils 1.0.0

    Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/bin/catkinize", line 5, in <module>
    pkg_resources.run_script('catkinize==0.1', 'catkinize')
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/", line 499, in run_script
    self.require(requires)[0].run_script(script_name, ns)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/", line 1235, in run_script
    execfile(script_filename, namespace, namespace)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkinize-0.1-py2.7.egg/EGG-INFO/scripts/catkinize", line 61, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkinize-0.1-py2.7.egg/EGG-INFO/scripts/catkinize", line 56, in main
    changeset = catkinize_stack(path, version)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkinize-0.1-py2.7.egg/catkinize/", line 79, in catkinize_stack
ValueError: Path is not a rosbuild stack, missing stack.xml at sas_utils

Why does it require a Sack as an input?

Furtermore I would like to know what the version number (the second input Parameter) is good for and when it becomes relevant.

Thats my OS specs:

  • Linux Grot-M58p 3.8.0-34-generic #49~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 13 18:05:00 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux



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answered 2014-01-05 18:57:26 -0500

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