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Problems viewing RGBDSLAM saved PCD files with pcd_viewer

asked 2012-02-03 21:43:21 -0500

Mike Moore gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:11:16 -0500

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Hi folks

Using RGBDSLAM I have generated a few maps (small and large) and have saved them as PCD files using the GUI. However I have not been able to subsequently view them with pcd_viewer (installed with the ros-electric-perception-pcl-addons package) using the following command (as per

rosrun pcl_visualization pcd_viewer -ax 0.1 test.pcd

as I get the following error:

> Loading test.pcd /opt/ros/electric/stacks/perception_pcl_addons/pcl_visualization/bin/pcd_viewer: symbol lookup error: /opt/ros/electric/stacks/perception_pcl_addons/pcl_visualization/bin/pcd_viewer: undefined symbol: _ZN17pcl_visualization28PCLVisualizerInteractorStyle3NewEv

I looks like the same issue is being experienced with the laser test group

Is anyone currently able to use pcd_viewer?

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Could you upload the pcd file somewhere and give the link here for us to check
karthik gravatar image karthik  ( 2012-02-03 22:22:42 -0500 )edit
Sure thing, I'll post it shortly - but its odd that others are having the same issue with an undefined symbol - can you suggest a dependency we may be missing?
Mike Moore gravatar image Mike Moore  ( 2012-02-03 22:44:18 -0500 )edit
I have pcl 1.4 standalone so i use pcd_viewer filename.pcd to view the cloud. I just wanted to check if the cloud is fine in your case.
karthik gravatar image karthik  ( 2012-02-03 23:03:26 -0500 )edit
I just checked the pcl_visualization and even i am getting the same error using it in ros. I guess this is a bug.
karthik gravatar image karthik  ( 2012-02-03 23:04:52 -0500 )edit
Rightio, do I need to let any team in particular know about this? Also, where do I get the standalone PCL 1.4 viewer you mentioned - its not an obvious package.
Mike Moore gravatar image Mike Moore  ( 2012-02-03 23:47:28 -0500 )edit
i was talking about ROS independent PCL library installed in the system.
karthik gravatar image karthik  ( 2012-02-04 04:30:36 -0500 )edit
meanwhile you can post this information in ros mailing list
karthik gravatar image karthik  ( 2012-02-05 01:44:36 -0500 )edit

Have you tried pcl/pcd_viewer instead of pcl_visualization/pcd_viewer? For me it works.

Mchaiiann gravatar image Mchaiiann  ( 2012-03-26 03:42:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-05-07 09:39:42 -0500

murat gravatar image

I think this is because files inside pcl_visualizations_addons/lib/ and pcl/lib/ are conflicting. The loader is looking for the symbol inside pcl/lib/ whereas the symbol is actually located in the other library.

I managed to workaround this problem by replacing all occurences of pcl_visualization with pcl_visualization_addons in the following three files:

  • perception_pcl_addons/pcl_visualization/src/examples/CMakeLists.txt
  • perception_pcl_addons/pcl_visualization/src/tools/CMakeLists.txt
  • perception_pcl_addons/pcl_visualization/CMakeLists.txt
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answered 2012-06-04 10:30:40 -0500

Chong gravatar image

I'm getting exactly the same error while I don't have such a folder named pcl_visualizations... Any ideas how to solve this?

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the folder is named pcl_visualization (singular not plural)

georgebrindeiro gravatar image georgebrindeiro  ( 2012-12-10 00:58:55 -0500 )edit

Is this answer still relevant? I can't find a folder in my ROS/PCL installation labelled "perception_pcl_addon".

M@t gravatar image M@t  ( 2017-07-30 19:09:19 -0500 )edit

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