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[RGDBSLAM installation] missing gsl/gsl_linalg.h

asked 2012-02-06 12:18:50 -0500

tbernhard gravatar image

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

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OS: Clean Ubuntu 11.10
ROS version: Electric

I'm trying to install RGBDSLAM for the first time and I'm mystified. I've followed the installation instructions on the ROS Wiki without issue until step 3.2, but when I execute the line
rosmake --rosdep-install rgbdslam
it fails with this line
~/ros/rgbdslam/external/gicp/optimize.h:44:28: fatal error: gsl/gsl_linalg.h: No such file or directory

Any ideas how to fix this? Let me know if there's more diagnostic info that might help

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answered 2012-02-06 16:19:47 -0500

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I suspect you're missing GSL; the GNU scientific library.

The --rosdep-install option should do this for you, but it obviously isn't for some reason. You should file this as a bug against the rgbdslam stack.

In the meantime, you can install GSL with 'sudo apt-get install libgsl0-dev'

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This is correct. However, I can't fix this from the rgbdslam-side, so the bug report should be addressed at rosdep.
Felix Endres gravatar image Felix Endres  ( 2012-02-07 03:14:48 -0500 )edit
Thanks! This worked! How do I go about filing the bug? Sorry, a bit of a noob here.
tbernhard gravatar image tbernhard  ( 2012-02-07 07:17:45 -0500 )edit
@Felix: this is a problem because you don't have your stack setup properly; either you need rosdep.yaml in the rgbdslam_freiburg stack, or you need to convert rgbdslam into a unary stack, with both a stack.xml and a manifest.xml.
ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2012-02-08 09:39:35 -0500 )edit

Thanks, ahendrix. I'll fix that soon.

Felix Endres gravatar image Felix Endres  ( 2012-02-21 03:14:44 -0500 )edit

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