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Need to check the rosinstall for openni

asked 2012-02-09 16:50:24 -0500

ing_jluispr gravatar image

Hi. I'm using ROS Electric in Ubuntu 10.04 lucyd. I have followed the full installation process and actualy I have already made some nodes succesfully. I want to use the openni_kinect pakage. I'm following this tutorial and it says that I need rosinstall. For that I'm following the next tutorial Everything seems to be all right until this point sudo easy_install -U rosinstall. But when the tutorial says "After installation, rosinstall writes a bash setup file, called setup.bash, into PATH. Source this file to configure your environment variables." I dont know where to find that file. I wrote rosinstall --version and I got rosinstall 0.5.26. So I want to think that everything is ok whit rosinstall... but when I return to the kinect tutorial in 3.2 the make or even the make debian commands brings the following: GIT: Program not foun / Built error 127. Is something wrong with the rosinstall? Or do I need something extra? I have already tried sudo apt-get install git, but it say git package is not aviable.

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answered 2012-02-10 02:12:52 -0500

Since you're using Ubuntu, you should follow Ubuntu Installation, not Source based installation. All you need to do is

sudo apt-get install ros-electric-openni-kinect
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I tried, then a aply rosmake to the package and when I'm trying tu run the openni_traker node I get the following Failed to contact master
ing_jluispr gravatar image ing_jluispr  ( 2012-02-10 08:00:05 -0500 )edit
You don't need to run rosmake on packages you've installed using apt-get. "Failed to contact master" likely indicates a network configuration problem. Take a look at the troubleshooting wiki page (
Dan Lazewatsky gravatar image Dan Lazewatsky  ( 2012-02-10 09:09:16 -0500 )edit

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